This is nothing new. I had this back in the early 60's. There was a house on campus called "The Black House" where only black students lived and several classes that were restricted for white people only. It wasn't really a big deal, everybody got along just fine.
California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 12:46:48
Well non-integration by any major group can be a huge problem to the society in the long run.
I won't be that concerned if people whose SSN is a prime number largely does not get along with others too much and live in ghettos in poverty since there is no group identity called "Prime SSN holders".
I'm concerned because a significant group with a very strong group identity that look very different from everyone else (except for Asian Indians and several other groups) that is poor, uneducated, segregated and has relatively poor relationship with others.
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California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 14:25:29
The university I went to had a small dorm for black students. However I'm not sure how popular it was, because I knew one non-black guy who transferred to our school was assigned a dorm there his first semester because they had many vacancies. I suspect most of the black students wanted to live among their friends not all of whom were black.
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California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 14:32:51
^^Sadly this is true. What is worse is that U Conn is doing the same. Oy vey! Yeah segregating black males into a dorm can help them graduate? What??
^The problem is not that there are light-skinned humans and dark-skinned humans and they look different from each other. (South Asian) Indians are largely dark-skinned and they have no trouble getting along with everyone else, being assimilated and doing STEM. Why are African Americans different when real African immigrants can at least learn STEM? No amount of affirmative action which is in essence both a discrimination against people of Eurasian origins but also something harmful for Africans in the long run can fix the problem. On the other hand, cultural integration of them into a good American subculture (New England, California, etc) can fix the problem. The more segregated (including self-segregation) African Americans are the worse their lives are. We can do a thought experiment. Assume that there is a massive wall that separate all black Africans from everyone else which nobody and no information can ever cross. Ultimately it harms those inside the wall, not those outside it.
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California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 15:33:26
I don't see what's so bad at this. It's a well-known truth that folk will have better feelings to those who are like them. Muslims don't go to churches, Christians don't go to mosques. In Brazil, on private beaches, sometimes there are private beaches for whiteskins and for blackskins and it's a liked move on both sides.
California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 21:21:20
^The problem is more about whether it is a good idea. I say it's not. It will only lead to even more African American self-segregation and lack of progress. Then there will be more crimes because poverty is related to crime. More racism from both sides as well. There is a mentality that needs to be removed, namely the ridiculous hypothesis that African Americans are inherently so different from other Americans and hence inherently can not succeed in science, engineering, etc.
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California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 21:33:58
^^We do not need more reasons to divide humanity since hostile aliens may exist. The difference between light-skinned and dark-skinned people in terms of appearance will always exist no matter how much intermarriage is done (just please see Latin America). However difference in appearance should not lead to difference in culture and conflicts which are undesirable. Everybody should be in the best culture and bad cultures have no reasons to exist.
I won't mind that much if people with prime SSN are poor and segregated from the rest of humanity since there is no "Prime SSN identity" and nobody believes that there is discrimination based on whether one's SSN is a prime number. However having dark skin in a largely light-skinned society is something else. Real and imaginary racism can be blamed for real problems which are probably solvable without blaming everything on racism.
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California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 21:39:02
^The issue is that it is not skin color that matters. South Asian Indians are mostly dark-skinned but they are respected and integrated in America. It is true that genetically they are much closer to Europeans than most Africans (but not African Americans since they usually have some European ancestry) but this is not why they are accepted. It is because they are culturally integrated.
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California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 21:43:33
You replying to every comment after you've written your own. Expect an answer, write walls of text but it is uninteresting and no serious person talks back to you. Then continue living in your disillusional world and live in a closed room called your ego. No, you're not funny
California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 21:57:10
^Or because of my unconventional views? Some of my social views are a moderate version of religious right and some are from the scientific community (and hence is a bit to the left). Some are just my personal views. Most people simply accept a set of unrelated views together (for example secularism and pro-abortion) while I do not. I'm also almost entirely unwilling to compromise on any of my ideals at least online. Maybe that's one reason why I'm unpopular.
Another reason is my communication style. As an Aspie I can be like a broken record, extremely repetitive but never gets annoyed by my own repetition.
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California University now segregating dorms.: 9/7/2016 22:08:54
^I believe felinism is not necessarily for everyone since most people unfortunately value relationships over ideals. I don't. To me good ideas, good philosophies, science, knowledge, ethics and obedience to the written law are more important than relationships.