(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Yale University’s undergraduate college council sent out an email to all students on Wednesday to commemorate the first day of Black History Month and offer recommendations for how students can better “celebrate black joy” in this reverent time.
An email sent from @Yale College Council tells white students to “gently slide your coat off and lay it on the ground so your Black friend can walk with ease”
This isn’t satire… pic.twitter.com/Guxt7dYY8C
— Chrissy Clark (@chrissyclark_) February 2, 2023
Yale Student Body President Leleda Baraki, who is black, introduced the concept by saying she considered putting her Venmo handle in the email, but changed her mind because it “might be a little unethical.”
Instead of having her classmates send her money, she went on to recommend other ways white students might help black students better celebrate the occasion, none of which appeared to be tied with black history.
Although couched in a layer of apparent tongue-in-cheek irony, the demands did not seem out of step with other privileges that black supremacists have asserted under the pretense of overcoming “systemic racism,” as espoused by Critical Race Theory.
“When dining hall lines are long, politely step out of the way and let black people pass you,” Baraki wrote. “If there’s a puddle on the sidewalk, gently slide your coat off and lay it on the ground so your black friends can walk with ease.”
Baraki also attached a list of more than 30 black-owned businesses in the area for students to patronize throughout February.
Yale has made the news several times for its excessive wokeness, most recently announcing a reparations plan that would pay for black students’ education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities instead of in the Ivy League school.
Brett Hoover, a spokesperson for Yale’s New Haven Promise, which will grant the scholarships, said students of all races in New Haven can apply.
“Over the last 10 years, nearly 500 city students have expressed interest in attending a Historically Black College or University,” Brett Hoover said. “It was the right time to make such an opportunity to allow students’ dreams [to] become a reality.”
A petition for “inclusive healthcare” also circulated throughout the campus, which advocated for the provision of free abortifacient pills, pregnancy tests and medications for possible HIV exposure at the Yale Health Center Pharmacy.