This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
The Black Student Union at the University of California-Santa Barbara has announced a special screening of a new movie – and has asked white students not to come.
The Daily Mail said the BSU has announced a free screening of a movie called “Wakanda Forever” but its promotions describe it as “a ‘black-centered’ activity that would ideally not be inclusive of other races – meaning it was potentially illegal.”
The race-based announcement by the student group confirmed, “We are lovingly curating this space to support and affirm Black people and Black joy. We ask that our non-Black allies support our intention of creating a Black affinity and celebration space.”
Kiki Reyes, a media relations employee for the school, told the College Fix that members of the BSU “had not informed the school that the even was going to be segregated,” the report said.
“This screening is hosted by local off-campus organizations, and the link you sent is just the BSU inviting its members to attend. We have been informed that the event is open, and no student or community member is precluded from registering or attending,” Reyes claimed.
But, the Daily Mail explained, “The tone of the flyer for the event makes it clear white students would not be welcome, sparking claims the union was trying to exclude them by stealth. ”
The new movie is a sequel to a 2019 release called “Black Panther, and the report explained they both are “moments of specific cultural significance for the black community.”
The school is funded by taxes, meaning race discrimination is not supposed to be allowed, but the report said it was unclear what university funding was given to the BSU.
The school does have an “Office of Black Student Development.”
The Mail reported, “The incident in Santa Barbara this week is not the first instance of racially preferential behavior on a college campus revolving around Wakanda Forever to have occurred this month. Last week, the Stanford University Graduate Student Council announced it has 450 tickets for a November 10 screening of Wakanda Forever, 100 of which it was reserving for black students.”