Friday, November 20, 2009

Protests on California Campuses

Will increased tuition really make the UC system 'less diverse' and is it really an attack on 'immigrants', as claimed in the attached article ? Well, not exactly. The UC system is substantially funded by overseas East Asians who pay full fees. They aren't going anywhere.

It's really an attack on poor people or working class people, but class warfare is not in the vocabulary of most young people now, even those who are politicized. Until it gets to be, there can only be minimal improvements made in the system. It's quite easy to divide and rule using identity politics.

1 UCLA Students 'Riot' Over Tuition Hikes - You Tube
2"Rage at UC fee hike in L.A., Berkeley protests" - SF Gate; Tucker, Asimov

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