A small group of liberals at the University of Georgia are putting on an interactive exhibit called the “Tunnel of Oppression” as part of something called “Diversity Awareness Week.” The idea is to raise student awareness of the “discrimination” faced by minority groups. The four “experiences” include LGBTQ, racism, homelessness, and immigration; none of which are relevant to the lives of most UGA students.
In the homelessness room, students will be harassed by inner city bums who beg for change and break into fights. 1/3 of homeless people in America suffer from schizophrenia, a chronic, debilitating mental illness, which is the result of an underlying genetic predisposition. 1/2 of the homeless are alcoholics or chronic drug abusers. A large number of the chronically homeless are unemployed because they have a criminal record. Most of the rest suffer from low intelligence or various neurological disorders which impair complex goal directed behavior. Don’t expect these inconvenient facts to be included.
The LGBTQ room will include a “Pride Parade” which will be confronted by right-wing demonstrators who shout angry slurs. My heart bleeds for these poor oppressed souls: straight people don’t define themselves in terms of their sexuality, flaunt their sexuality in licentious public displays, lobby for special privileges under the law, or take offense when someone cracks a joke about their sex life. The LGBTQ community is hardly “oppressed” in America. Under federal hate crime statutes, violent criminals who target homosexuals face stiffer legal penalties than similar crimes committed against heterosexuals. Homosexuals often experience contempt simply because their actions are outrageous and invite ridicule.
A “Tunnel of Oppression” would hardly be complete without a laughable “racism” exhibit. The “racism room” will include separate tables for blacks and whites. The “white table” will have checkered cloth decorated with flowers. The “black table” will have paper plates and plastic utensils. Talk about beating a dead horse: segregation has been illegal in Georgia for almost half a century. There isn’t a single segregated restaurant, hotel, school, theatre, park, bus, or shopping center anywhere in the state. No UGA student is old enough to have experienced segregation. The racial scab is being picked at solely to stir up anti-White animosity.
My favorite exhibit is the “immigration room.” Students were asked to produce valid identification at a border checkpoint before being allowed to proceed. When I applied for a P.O. Box last week, I had to produce my driver’s license, student ID, and a valid mailing address within the city limits. Americans have to present their driver’s license and social security number all the time to register for various public and private services. Illegal aliens don’t have these documents because they are guilty of breaking and entering into our country. If they are being “oppressed” in the United States, they only have themselves to blame, as they sought out “oppression” by coming here.
The “Tunnel of Oppression,” which is also touring Midwestern campuses, is scrawled with racial taunts and graffiti. There is some irony in the fact that the usual suspects who habitually complain about “hate speech” and “racism” created a racist exhibit for they could flagellate themselves and collectively wallow in self pity. It reminds me of the Tawana Brawley case, the Kentucky Census worker suicide, the Duke Lacrosse scandal, or attention seeking Jews who spraypaint swastikas on their own property.