While on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, Chicago Thinker co-founder and University of Chicago alumna Evita Duffy Alfonso condemned UChicago United for excluding white people from its planned “Race @ UChicago” discussion. Duffy Alfonso also spoke on COVID-19 policies in light of Amherst College’s new, dictatorial masking policy.
UChicago United will host the seminar on October 15 as part of its “Dis-Orientation 2022” program, and only students who are BIPOC (black, indigenous, or “people of color”) will be allowed to participate. “We are working to structurally transform the University of Chicago’s campus into a truly inclusive space that fits the needs of and empowers students of color,” UChicago United’s website claims.
“How does excluding whites lead to ‘anti-racism’?” Fox & Friends host Todd Piro asked Duffy Alfonso. She, in turn, expressed her disapproval of UChicago United’s counterproductive and hypocritical attempts to create “truly inclusive” spaces: “They’re anti-racist, and yet here they are being brazenly racist.” Duffy Alfonso also drew attention to the UChicago administration’s support for race-exclusive events like the annual black-only convocation.
Racial discrimination is evident across American college campuses. Examples include UC Berkeley’s Person of Color Theme House, which bans white students, as well as multicultural centers exclusive to black and brown students.
Duffy Alfonso concluded that no-whites-allowed policies are also pervasive outside the Ivory Tower. She cited Uber Eats’s filter for black-owned restaurants, relief funds targeted toward black businesses during BLM race rioting, and Kamala Harris’s recent announcement of the Biden administration’s prioritization of Hurricane Ian relief fund distribution to minorities.
“This is racist, it’s demented, it’s un-American, it’s originating on these leftist college campuses, and it is tearing our country apart,” Duffy Alfonso said.
Amherst College Masking Policy
The other half of Duffy Alfonso’s interview concerned the new masking policy at Amherst College. The college’s policy states, “If anyone in the class, including the instructor, wants to continue with masking, then masks will be required.” Anonymous polls in each classroom will assess student and faculty comfort levels regarding masking. If one individual desires mandatory masking, he can force the entire class to comply.
Piro prompted Duffy Alfonso on the unscientific policy, asking, “If someone wants to wear [a mask], why not let that person just wear one without forcing everyone else to?”
“This is just one more piece of evidence that universities’ COVID policies have had absolutely nothing to do with the science,” Duffy Alfonso responded. “From the very beginning, it had nothing to do with the science.” She stated that remote learning yielded inferior educational instruction and that universities defrauded students who could not access paid-for amenities.
Duffy Alfonso reiterated that the implementation of useless masks proved disastrous for deaf individuals, citing a peer who could not understand his professors and classmates in this inequitable learning environment. A “lot of this has to do with there being . . . far more administrators and bureaucrats than there are professors at universities,” Duffy Alfonso contended.
In addition to discussing the mask issue, Duffy Alfonso mentioned that UChicago forced students to “take an experimental vaccine [and] experimental booster”—and that Union College expelled a sophomore after she followed her physician’s recommendation not to receive a booster dose. Those examples amass to a “gross abuse of administrative power.”
Duffy Alfonso closed by saying that college students “allowed themselves to be trampled over,” prompting a parting quip from Piro: “Is there any freedom on college campuses anymore?”