February 20, 2007

How 'bout that U.D.?

How 'bout that University of Delaware hosting "balanced" Black History-themed events? Thanks in part to posts past from Colossus' Felix, we see what an utter joke the term "balance" means to the modern university:

First up is the screening of Spike Lee’s HBO documentary “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.”

Oh brother.

On March 5, Black Panthers cofounder Bobby Seale and Young Lords cofounder Felipe Luciano will take part in “Beyond Barriers: Coalition Building in African-American and Latino Communities. ”

Yeah, sounds "good."

NAACP Chariman Julian Bond will lecture on “Contemporary Civil Rights: How Do We Gauge Progress 7 p.m. March 14.

Yeah, how 'bout that even-keeled Julian Bond?

These folks aren't just on the left side of the fence, they're out of bounds.

Wonder why an African-American conservative couldn't have been invited? Perhaps someone like Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, J.C. Watts, or Ward Connerly?

UPDATE: Well, how 'bout that??

Posted by Hube at February 20, 2007 05:52 PM | TrackBack

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First - Sowell, Williams, Watts and Connerly aren't black. They're Uncle Toms and shame on you for lumping them in with great minds like Mista Bond and Mista Seale!

Second - I'll be cross-posting that Soledad O'Brien piece on my blog tonight!

Posted by: TrekMedic251 at February 20, 2007 08:08 PM

I bet Lynn Swann would have drawn a decent audience.

Posted by: G Rex at February 21, 2007 09:31 AM

I actually went to a Walter Williams talk at UD when I was a student. Beats me if it was Black History Month or not. My roommate, a college Republican, knew about it and suggested we go. So we did. Williams was good, but too libertarian for my tastes.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at February 21, 2007 01:42 PM

Jeff, small world. I might have organized that event.

I love Walter Williams.

Posted by: Paul Smith at February 21, 2007 02:13 PM