Brown University teaches aristocrats how to enforce their privilege.

There is no question that this young man, who is apparently on his way to a cushy six-figure job in the near future, has learned how to leverage his power and privilege to muster a defense of his personal honor:

The Graduate Center Bar apologized on April 27 for removing three black students who were roughhousing in line, after one of the students, Okezie Okoro, confronted the bouncer who told them to knock it off. The confrontation took place on April 7 and occurred after the bouncer let them inside. When Okoro gave the bouncer grief for reprimanding his friends, an argument ensued, culminating in the students’ ejection from the bar.

A week later, Okoro posted on social media a 2,000-word denunciation of the bar, replete with a “content warning” and a list of demands. The post accused the bouncer of racism and attacked the bar’s manager, Susan Yund, for dismissing that accusation.

Let’s summarize the incident, distilled from the Ivy League student’s linguistic obfuscation.  A few college kids were horsing around while in line in a narrow hallway.  A bouncer attempted to keep order, and one of the privileged students decided to make an issue of it.  The bouncer asserted his authority in the situation, and now Okezie Okoro has leveraged his influence, prompting a boycott, to hit the working people where it hurts in order to prove who’s the master.

By all appearances, it’s a disgusting display that a truly reasonable institution would be ashamed to have facilitated.  Don’t miss the distilled essence of the story:

The bouncer’s reaction, [Okoro] said, “was a manifestation of respectability politics and shows how black people often have to withhold from expression in order to comfort and conform.”

Translation:  Enforcing rules against black people (at least highly privileged Ivy League black people) is an assertion of white supremacy, so they must be permitted to behave however they want if they assert that it is a genuine expression of their identity.

Reality:  This is a long-running scam taken to the level of absurdity.  If you enroll or take a job at Brown University, or if you hire one of its graduates, you have been warned.  The students are armed with all the latest jargon that money can buy, and they will deploy it in ways entirely disproportionate to the situation in order to force you to bow before them.  No doubt, there are good, smart students continuing to graduate from the university, but you’re better off not taking the risk.  Your odds of actually finding a good, smart young adult are probably better with other sources.

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