As a Virginia taxpayer, therefore a funder of the University of Virginia (‘Mr. Jefferson’s Learning City’ UVA recruiters used to say in every other sentence to us high school kids decades ago), this story about the UVA men’s basketball team deciding to go Black Lies Matter/Colon Kaepernick is most disheartening.
Yes, nothing like kids who are getting a free ride to one of the more expensive and elite schools in the nation complaining about injustice and inequality. As a Virginia taxpayer I say enough, send the lot of them packing if they hate America so much. I’m sure they can find equal opportunity and justice in Africa.
Hey, notice something, look at the picture in question, that team is actually disproportionately black. I’m sorry, in the spirit of racial “equality” at least four of the darker skinned fellows will have to be booted off the team. If you don’t leave then that proves you are a racist, a bigot and a hypocrite.
Wait, to be truly “equal” and in line with social justice, half the team needs to be female. And then we can get down to racism and divvy the team up by skin color. So ultimately only one or two of the players can be black. Hmmmmmm, I suspect they didn’t actually think their “virtue signaling” all the way through. But then they are at a school, allegedly to learn. Too bad nobody actually teaches them anything useful.
We are reaping the whirlwind of decades of miseducation. Kids are at school to learn but they’ve been coddled to think they are geniuses and are there to lead. The only thing “taught” at campuses these days is liberal/socialist propaganda.
It doesn’t help that the NCAA has suddenly decided to become highly politicized itself. It’s hard to tell kids to calm down when some of the adults themselves are using sports as a political weapon.
It seems that we’ve reentered another period of “youthful” insanity.
The ’60s kids thought that somehow they could live in a world where everyone could sit around staring at their navel, getting high and slinging clay or playing music and somehow the world would continue to work. Food would get grown and delivered, the electricity would flow, products would get made, bad guys would be kept at bay, etc…
That didn’t actually work out.
And kids are still stupid… But, hey, they’re kids. Too bad they don’t understand that. They seem to think they are supposed to be in charge. If they aren’t there to learn maybe we can just shut the whole place down…