Campus “diversity police” have struck again, this time targeting an Afrobeat band.

The crime? The lead singer did not have the correct level of melanin to meet the elite definition of “black.”

….[An] African-American singer was deemed “not black enough,” and her Caucasian band mates were rejected because of their “insufficient representation of people of color,” according to the ACLU, which has taken up the band’s cause.

The band, which was to perform at Hampshire College, located in Amherst, MA, is called “Shokazoba,” and specializes in Afrobeat music style, according to MassLive, a local online publication which recently obtained the ACLU’s letter.

The school did pay Shokazoba, which has one African-American band member, despite the fact they were not allowed to perform.

ACLU official William Newman slammed the school’s decision to cancel the event in the Nov. 15, letter, saying the decision was clearly race-based…

Academics are typically so insulated in their liberal bubble that it would seem entirely normal for them to cancel an Afrobeat band because the band lacked the desired skin color. In fact, the administrators involved may have felt quite righteous in deciding that this light-skinned African-American woman and her band of white dudes that they had an “insufficient representation of color.”

In the academic bubble, such rampant racism happens all the time under the premise of such ideas as “racial sensitivity,” and “diversity consciousness.” That’s what multiculturalists do. They fight discrimination by discriminating. They fight racism by being racist. All the while, the irony of their actions complete alludes them.