I was reading an article, linked to in American Renaissance, about how some British colleges have neglected to enroll black students over the last several years. This got me thinking… do African institutions of higher learning seek white students?
I found that the University World News – Africa Edition, ranks African universities based on their internet presence. This is an imperfect method of ranking, to be sure. For what it’s worth, the top universities were, conspicuously, in North Africa and South Africa. In other words, the ones in almost exclusively black African countries were not among the leaders. The article states:
There are 11 South African and four Egyptian universities in the latest Africa Top 20 of the Web Ranking of World Universities, which rates institutions based on the size and quality of their internet presence. There is also one institution each from Kenya, Senegal, Namibia, Morocco and Tanzania.
The generally poor internet connectivity of Africa’s universities place the continent at a distinct disadvantage in terms of electronic ranking measurement. Those countries with the greatest connectivity, notably South Africa and Egypt, have the most universities in the Top 100, and with 16 institutions in the Top 100 Morocco also achieves a strong presence.
I have already pointed out elsewhere that, if diversity is such a strength, certainly black Africa should be encouraged to pursue it; let them give incentives for white and Asian students to enroll in their colleges and universities. But it is forbidden to say such things publicly – because dogma states that blacks are already diverse people while whites are not. In other words whites are considered all the same, and therefore in need of “diversity” but blacks, being the embodiment of diversity itself, need no outside help. This is what passes for “conventional wisdom” and to suggest otherwise is “racist”.
So, if blacks do not need “diversity”, one would think that they would not complain about this situation. Not so. Consider this comment, from the above site:
I think the issue of this ranking has been politicised because those universities claimed to hold the high position are universities where white students are found and who are the judges? Are they not white? If South Africa can boast of many universities being rated high why are they bringing their wards down to Obafemi Awolowo University here in Nigeria? I have many of them as friends who will admit that when it comes to the issue of sound education their country can never be compared with Nigeria. (emphasis mine).
So, not only are whites excluded from black African universities, but it is whites who are then blamed for this phenomenon and its ramifications.
In a nutshell, whites are racist for keeping (even unwittingly) their historic institutions white – but it would also be racist for whites to demand representation in historically black institutions… and it is white racism that is responsible for the low rankings of those all-black institutions. You simply cannot win if you are white. Unless, of course, you do not mind being considered a “racist”. And this is the best approach – as many have been saying for years.