University offers racially segregated ‘processing spaces’ for students after Rittenhouse verdict

It’s 2021 in the United States of America, and racial segregation is apparently alive and well, thanks to Democrats.

The Washington Examiner reports that a Massachusetts state university, following the “not guilty” verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, offered its students racially segregated “processing spaces.”  

Safe, segregated spaces

Following Rittenhouse’s acquittal, Fitchburg State University sent a campus-wide email to its students announcing the availability of segregated “processing spaces.”

“The Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness is creating space for our community to process the ‘not guilty’ on all accounts verdict in the Kenosha, Wisconsin case where Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois native, shot and killed two people protesting the wrongful death of Jacob Blake in 2020,” the email read.

Whoops! The university must be referencing another Jacob Blake, because the Jacob Blake connected to the Rittenhouse case is actually still alive.

Quick background

Blake, for those unfamiliar with the name, is a Black man who was shot seven times in the back at close range by a white police officer. The police claim that Blake resisted arrest and was armed with a knife, and the officers involved in the shooting have been cleared of wrongdoing.

However, it was that particular incident that led to the Kenosha, Wisconsin rioting last year, where Rittenhouse shot and killed two rioters and shot and injured another in self-defense while trying to help the local community.

The university’s email went on to list the times and spaces where different groups can meet up to discuss the outcome of the Rittenhouse case. One of these groups was for “students of color,” while another was for “white students.” Similar segregated arrangements were made for faculty and staff.

The follow-up

Someone must have pointed out Fitchburg State University’s errors in its email because not long after it was sent out, a follow-up email with corrections was sent.

“In the haste of creating these events, some factual errors were included in the original communication,” the follow-up email read. “The intention of the communication was to inform our community as quickly as possible of the optionally available space given the holiday break. These do not change the intent of the gatherings, which is to provide a space for members of the campus community to discuss their reactions and experiences.”

“We will create this space deliberately at a later time to ensure our entire community has time to process internally and is able to actively participate in the dialogue,” the university added.

Still, how could this alleged institution of higher learning have even made the mistake of thinking that Blake is dead? It’s not an easy mistake to make, and sadly, many students probably believed it.

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