Standardized testing is apparently oppressive now. What are these students going to do when they’re confronted with reality in the real world?

Campus Reform reports.

‘BlackOut’ student protesters demand end to ‘oppressive’ standardized testing

Protesters interrupted the University of Wisconsin system’s Board of Regents meeting for a third time last week, demanding the end of “blatantly oppressive” standardized testing.

The group of about 40 students, who call themselves “BlackOut,” stood up an hour into the meeting and began loudly chanting, “Ashé,” a Nigerian word referring to the creative power of an artist to make something happen, with others responding, “Power!”

Following the chants, Misha Johnson, a student at UW-Madison, began by telling the Board about her experience of racial discrimination against Native Americans. As she became emotional, the group supported her by chanting, “Ashé! Power,” and snapped their fingers.

After composing herself, Johnson continued by claiming that several students interrupted a healing circle by mocking the participants with, “fake war whoops and calls at us…as if that was my real culture… How do you expect marginalized students to feel welcome here when things like that happen?”

Meredith McGlone, UW-Madison’s Director of News and Media Relations, later called the incident, “‘deeply disturbing’ to both the participants of the healing circle and also the entire UW-Madison community”, and encouraged any students who know anything about the incident to report it.

The next student recited BlackOut’s list of demands, which include having the president admit the failure of the school’s diversity, creating new mandatory racial awareness and inclusion curriculum and trainings, hiring more colored mental health professionals, and the creation of a diversity task force.