May 27, 2009, - 12:58 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I love the hypocrisy of Harvard. The school preaches liberalism and tells us we should practice the same kind of race-based affirmative action and “outreach” to the inner city that Harvard preaches.
For years, Harvard has pimped this limousine liberal kind of thinking on America. But now that Harvard has finally reaped the “rewards” of this kind of policy, the hypocrisy of the Ivy League screams in crimson.
It’s the story of Chanequa Campbell. The woman is Black, from the inner city, poor, and friends with drug dealers, whom she brought onto the Harvard campus. We don’t know what kind of grades and test scores Chanequa had and whether they were achieved at an easy school. (She got scholarships from the New York Times and Coca-Cola, but both give minorities a “leg up.”)
But we know she came from the mean streets of Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant ‘hood. And if Harvard’s affirmative action policy is anything like every other university in America, and especially the Ivy League schools, then it’s a good bet Chanequa’s grades, test scores, and level and quality of her high school education don’t come anywhere close to that of the White students admitted to the school and many of the White students rejected from the school to make a place for Chanequa.
But, hey, Harvard preaches creating opportunities for inner city minorities without the qualifications, at the expense of deserving people with the qualifications who had the misfortune of being born White. Sadly, though, now that Harvard has also reaped the results of those policies, well, the school isn’t so liberal anymore.
The Harvard politics of “inclusion” are out the window. And so is Chanequa.
On May 18th, Justin Cosby, an alleged drug dealer known as Harvard students’ dope dealer of choice–not a Harvard student, was murdered by another person, Jabrai Jordan Copney–also not a Harvard student, in an attempted robbery in Chanequa’s dorm, Kirkland House. Chanequa is close friends with Copney’s girlfriend. Somehow, these malefactors ended up in a secure Harvard dorm where they could only be with a Harvard student identification electronic key card of a resident of the building (hey, like Chanequa).
Yes, this Harvard student from the Hood brought the Hood with her to Harvard. And these liberals who thought they were “down with the struggle” ain’t so “down with the struggle” now that “the struggle”–including drug-dealing, armed robbery, and murder–have been brought to Harvard Yard. Now they know what the rest of America is thinking when Harvard preaches the politics and policies that bring this kind of thing upon American neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools every single day.
This isn’t about a race. It’s about a culture. Yes, there are Black students who’ve been admitted to Harvard on their own merits, who’ve been an attribute to Harvard. Alan Keyes is among them. This isn’t about them. This is about the Chanequas who are only at Harvard (and a gazillion other schools, admission into which they don’t truly qualify for) for one reason and one reason only: their race. And the Chanequas who blame the consequences of their bad choices after they’ve been given unearned opportunity at Harvard (and colleges and workplaces around America) on one thing: their race.
That’s what Chanequa Campbell is doing right now, after a murder on campus resulted from her bad choices and behavior. She’s doing the usual: playing the race card. Crying, “racism!”
Chanequa Campbell was banned from entering her dorm room or from graduating from Harvard. Movin’ on up to the East side (or East coast Ivies) isn’t so easy after all.
She told the Boston Globe:
I am being singled out. . . . The honest answer to that is that I’m black and I’m poor and I’m from New York and I walk a certain way and I keep my clothes a certain way. It’s something that labels me as different from everyone else.
Uh, no, Chanequa. What labels you as different is that you let a murderer on campus. And a drug dealer, too. And one murdered the other in the building where you live. (Not to mention, the different admissions policy that allowed you into Harvard in the first place.)
What if a White student let in a drug dealer and a robber/murderer into a Harvard dorm and a Black student–say, Chanequa–was killed? Do you think there would be cries of “racism” then? Or would there be calls from and protests by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to bring the evil White student to justice?
Harvard ordered Chanequa Campbell off campus on Friday and served her with a “no trespass” order, something the hypocritical liberals at Harvard would yell and scream and whine and cajole about if people in a working class area evicted someone for doing the same thing. Or if they said they didn’t want busing or the like.
It’s funny when the shoe is on the other foot. Or in this case, the liberal noblesse oblige crimson silk stocking.
If only Harvard and other institutions accepted students based on merit and scholarship, rather than the color of their skin, the type of indoor plumbing, and their ethnicity, the school would, in general, have a far more responsible student body, whose members wouldn’t just let anybody have their key to the dorm. But this is what you get, when you give people a sense of entitlement who haven’t earned it.
Campell has a history of crying racism. In the past, she whined to The Harvard Crimson that Harvard doesn’t care enough about Black History Month.
[Black people] have made significant, influential contributions to American culture and society and global well-being–and there’s no recognition. And that bothers me. There’s been no real community-wide outreach.
Wrong. There’s plenty of recognition. What color is the President of the United States? And there’s plenty of “outreach” at Harvard. The outreach is the affirmative action for minorities, which apparently allowed her admission into Harvard.
If only she was as worried about her own “outreach”–whom she let into her Harvard dorm–as she was about salving the noir chip on her shoulder.
Now, she’s getting all the recognition she deserves for her own “contribution” to Harvard: murder.