Student council: Trampled coats contribute to 'Black joy'

Student council: Trampled coats contribute to 'Black joy'

Student council: Trampled coats contribute to 'Black joy'

Rather than taking the opportunity to "celebrate the accomplishments of the African diaspora across a range of fields," an Ivy League student government decided to use Black History Month to mock and degrade white students.

To commemorate Black History Month, the Yale College Council suggested, among other things, that less melanated people on campus take off their coats and place them over puddles so "black friends can walk with ease."

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Matt Lamb, assistant editor of The College Fix, says it "might be possible" that the council was, as it claims, just joking, but "given all the wokeness and anti-racism and diversity things that we see on college campuses that typically make white people feel bad or target white people, it's just a little hard to believe."

In his opinion, even the council's more laudable suggestion that students patronize New Haven's black-owned businesses during February is lacking.

"Really the best way to honor Black History Month would be not to just go to their business just because they're black, but give them business because they do good business and they create a good product that you like," Lamb suggests.

According to the Daily Caller, the email with suggestions on how non-people of color can contribute to "Black joy" also asked students to sign a petition in support of "inclusive healthcare" — demanding the Yale Health Center Pharmacy offer "free abortion pills, pregnancy tests, and PEP" and a medication "for possible HIV exposure."

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month, and History.com states that other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, likewise devote a month to celebrating black history.