The new segregation on campus

Today’s university accommodation is often more hotel than squat, with en-suite bathrooms and wifi as standard. Recently, students have dropped their preoccupation with double beds, dishwashers and twice-weekly cleaners and have begun to focus instead on who they share their halls of residence with. Students who apply to the University of Birmingham and request LGBT-only accommodation can be housed away from their straight classmates. Now, students at the University of York and the University of Central Lancashire want LGBT-only accommodation, too.

The growing demand for LGBT dorms in the UK parallels an increased demand on US college campuses for ‘racially themed dorms’ so that black students can live away from their white colleagues.

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  • Martin B

    How about some really radical segregation? Black students can go live in Africa, and gay students can go live on their own gay island in Antarctica.

    • Blacksmith

      I agree with the parts except Antarctica, they will freeze and never rot down there, surely there is some volcanic piece of rock somewhere in the world that is under populated.

  • Blacksmith

    The growing demand for LGBT dorms in the UK parallels an increased demand on US college campuses for ‘racially themed dorms’ so that black students can live away from their white colleagues.
    Damn, we really should have picked our own cotton.

    • Ed

      The minute they get their way, with black only dorms, some bright light will blame whitey for agreeing to reinstate segregation.

  • Clinton

    Perhaps next they’ll want separate but equal water fountains.
    Someone remind me why Rosa Parks even bothered, if these
    precious snowflakes want to re-segregate.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      They would want separate showers, with theirs being golden.

  • robins111

    The people who wrote the Jim Crow laws must be pissing themselves with laughter right about now

  • roccolore

    Funny how those who complain about segregation are the ones demanding it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I would demand clothing optional. I would be clothing optional.

  • bargogx1

    Gee, I wonder what would happen if it was the other way around?

  • Justin St.Denis

    If somebody requested a “conservative values only” living accommodation, woukd same be provided or would the student be charged with a hate crime?