The Terrapin Times

Monday, February 27, 2006

UMD Ranks Third in 'Black History Month Abuse'

A report from the conservative Young America's Foundation ranked the University of Maryland third-worst among college campus celebrations of Black History Month.

"[L]eading colleges and universities have used and abused Black History Month to lash out angrily against white people, spread socialist ideas, and honor the Black Panthers," the group said in a press release. "Missing from many Black History Month activities were positive discussions about the accomplishments that blacks have made in business, education, government, and science."

UMD earned its third place ranking for its "Protest and Revolution in the Black Community" program entitled "Where Do We Go From Here?" The event featured one half of the rap duo Dead Prez, a young man who calls himself M-1.

M-1, according to YAF, "refers to America as 'Amerikkka' and believes in a 'conscious world wide struggle with decisive victory won in the area of defeating capitalism and imperialism which is our main enemy.'"

The obvious irony is that M-1, who also apparently goes by the name Mutulu Olugbala (his given name is reportedly Lavon Alfred), sells his albums for profit, which as we all know is an important aspect of the devil capitalism. And we seriously doubt M-1 attended the event out of the goodness of his heart, if you know what we mean.

Good thing leftists can't be hypocrits. Otherwise, M-1 would be a great candidate.

And not to open old wounds, but you'll recall that the school paid an undisclosed amount of money to bring cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's supporters The Roots to campus. If you guessed that M-1 is a supporter of the Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, you'd be right!