August 25, 2022

UC Berkeley's Blatant Racism

  • Flyover Country

By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

UC Berkeley has a new student house, causing quite a bit of ruckus and division, due to its focus on racial division.  A UC Berkeley off-campus house named “The Person of Color Theme House” reportedly bans white people from common areas to “avoid white violence and presence.” 

The Background: 

“Always announce guests in the Guest Chat if they will be in common spaces with you and if they are white,” one rule states.

But white people are “not allowed” in shared spaces within the house in order to allow non-whites to avoid “white violence and presence.”

Residents must also alert other tenants in a group chat whenever they bring white guests to the property.

However, it is not being received well by all. But some of the rules sparked outrage, with students saying it’s too aggressive and that the rules defy the spirit of inclusion. One mixed-race student, who claimed to have lived at the house, said that their “presence as a light skinned person was not received well” and that they were called slurs.

Notable Quotes: 

“Guests are allowed in common spaces, but please be mindful if there are house members in the room beforehand. White guests are not allowed in common spaces,” POC house  rule reads

What do you think?