UC Davis Student Government Group Says Officer Corona's Photo Is Racist

A UC Davis student commission has accused Officer Corona's photo of being racist.

Davis, CA - A student group at UC Davis has called out the photo of murdered Officer Natalie Corona for being racist.

The Associated Students, University of California, Davis, (ASUCD) Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission made an announcement on Friday about Officer Corona's photo.

"First and foremost, we would like to send our deepest condolences to the police officer’s family," the statement said before explaining why the murdered officer's photo is racist.

"We would also like to provide resources for students triggered by this event and the circulating images of a flag that has been popularized by the 'Blue Lives Matter' crowd," their statement said. "We see it necessary to call-out all community members who continue to post and disseminate images of the Blue Lives Matter flag online."

The commission's announcement went on to explain how the sight of law enforcement officers can be "triggering to many Black and Brown people."

"In addition, there has been the circulation of an image of the police officer with the Blue Lives Matter flag," the commission wrote before going into a false history of Blue Lives Matter.

The flag they are referring to is an American Thin Blue Line Flag, which is often colloquially referred to as a Blue Lives Matter flag. Activists frequently use the "Blue Lives Matter flag" name in an attempt to discredit support for law enforcement by attempting to tie it to Blue Lives Matter, which they also attempt to discredit with false claims of racism.

Blue Lives Matter's only actual connection to the Thin Blue Line Flag is that the flag shows support for law enforcement, and Blue Lives Matter uses the flag to show support for law enforcement.

"The flag is blatantly anti-Black and disrespectful," the student group concluded.

The commission also provided resources for students "triggered" by the sight of law enforcement.

Following their announcement, the student group posted that they had received backlash and said that they stand by their statement that "this flag is racist."

They then provided a link to an article by Dr. Michael I. Niman which claims that the flag is racist. However, the article claims that the flag is racist for entirely different reasons that the commission, and contradicts the beliefs of the student group.

The only thing that Dr. Niman's article and the student group's announcement appear to agree on is that the Thin Blue Line Flags have been carried by actual white supremacists and white nationalists. This claim is true. This is generally done as part of a broader effort by racists to claim support for conservative causes in order to align themselves with conservatives as part of their recruitment efforts.

In reality, it's impossible for racists to honestly support law enforcement because law enforcement is made up of people of all races.

Dr. Niman's article then conflates Blue Lives Matter with the flag while actually claiming that Black Lives Matter is pro-law enforcement. "It is not an anti-police movement," he claims.

Even if you ignore the calls for violence against police by Black Lives Matter activists, Dr. Niman ignores that the activists routinely call for the abolition of police. In fact, the student commission themselves posted a photo in November calling for the abolition of police.

In his article, Dr. Niman doesn't seem to understand the purpose for Blue Lives Matter, and so he jumps to the conclusion that Blue Lives Matter is racist. He makes this logical leap in much the same way that people see a police use of force, don't understand why force was used, and then jump to the conclusion that it must have happened because the police are racist.

Blue Lives Matter strongly opposes all forms of racism and ethno-nationalism, including, specifically white supremacy, white nationalism, identitarianism, and whatever else racists are calling themselves these days.

Black Lives Matter activists promote black nationalism in addition to inciting violence against police.

Not all students in ASUCD appear to share the commission's belief about law enforcement.

ASUCD President Michael Gofman posted a response to the commission writing, "Its easy to sit on the third floor of the Memorial Union when there are at least 100 brave men and women in blue between you and the shooter. It is easy to argue hypotheticals, politics, and ideology when you’re in safety. I am ashamed that some of these same people, protected by the very officers that they are condemning, have the audacity to politicize the loss of a young officer. [H]er only crime was being a police officer."

"I wholeheartedly condemn the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs commission for this disgusting post, and urge them to take it down and issue an apology," Gofman concluded.

Comments (223)
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Sailor
Sailor

Don't really see a need for any defensiveness by Blue Lives Matter or anyone else. What is lacking here are relevant, factually-derived, rationally-based conclusions based upon the critical thinking skills of someone possessing such skills. No one in this student group meets these qualities. Therefore, their conclusion that racism is inherent in the publication of the photo is irrelevant and based in feeble-minded thought.

CBST
CBST

These children need to stifle themselves. It’s very aggravating their even speaking such nonsense

turnergal5$
turnergal5$

These babies need to think for themselves and do like the president of this group suggests—APOLOGIZE!! The fact that they even mention the fallen officer AT ALL in this “statement” is BS. Sick and tired of Generation Z thinking they know it all and know it best. They don’t know jack sh*t!!

johnnycab23513
johnnycab23513

The only thing triggered is my disgust and the total disgust of all loyal Americans.

ZoraZora
ZoraZora

Uhh, flashing lights and sirens are triggering to EVERYONE, regardless of your sex, race, or religion. Get over it and grow up.

somersm
somersm

Most definitely the dumbest thing I've read today. I can't believe that people have such blatant disregard for their fellow Americans. Absolutely disgusting to think that we live in a society that is actually accepting this type of thing. When will the youth and general public learn..

downunder_ex25years
downunder_ex25years

As Mark Twain once said, It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt

SaneGma
SaneGma

The group specified in this article need to go on a ride along with the police. It might wake their bigoted minds to the realities around them.

Twoleos
Twoleos

Ignorant spoiled children, grow up. You are heartless to even comment on this brave ladies page. I hope you can take care of yourselves the rest of your life and never have to call the police for anything. You don't deserve their protection.

Arnie Brooklyn
Arnie Brooklyn

FYI, only bad people are triggered by law enforcement.

ThomasLaliberte
ThomasLaliberte

I thought people went to college to learn something and further their knowledge. I think they're a bunch of stupid fucking idiots being a police officer I think is becoming the most dangerous job in the world and they come in all colors shapes and sizes and genders so why don't they talk about something that they know. Rest in peace to all the fallen officers. Respect is not given it's earned so you got to give it to get it think about it.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

bunko376
bunko376

Make sure when you run into a life/death problem--be quick to call a liberal / extreme leftist and well why waste my words--- you are so sad -- God can help you if you let him--

portpass9
portpass9

Sorry pathetic libtard loser snow flakes

Historybuff1964
Historybuff1964

No words......

Forbidden
Forbidden

so i guess the red line brings back bad memories of the people houses burning down?? and the yellow line brings back the pain of an old injury?

CatieLaMadd
CatieLaMadd

I am Native American, I find the UC Davis people RACIST.... All you who agrees that photo of the fallen cop is races your idiots..you people have no idea what it was like for my people..to me you all are spoiled brats..your attuned is destroying my country...if you don't like how my country is..then please leave..don't think that you know what is better for my beautiful land and the people...your are destroying our history, our children learn from history..I have raised 3 beautiful children and they have raised my grandchildren...are all Native Americans and believe as I do..since you have this idea of what a country and the citizens of that country should be..then go to a country that needs help...just don't do it here.. Your educated idiots don't know crap about real life..except what you read in a book..and if you ever did, then you have gotten way off track..you are worse then dictators..your just spoiled brats...

derenthala
derenthala

The only thing RACIST is the People calling it that!!!...

Tammer
Tammer

No words, except what idiots

Sky2nd
Sky2nd

Are you kidding me? How many people they figure are triggered by murder????? Grow up and try to survive in the real world?

dennis7
dennis7

There is no shortage of ill informed a$$h*les that have no respect for anyone!

MillardK
MillardK

So, if it had been the "transgender" flag, the "homo" flag, ISIS flag all would be well. The​ idiots wouldn't know what racist means if you explained it to them.

Papa49
Papa49

It is with great sadness that I read how pathetic our universities are churning out these radicalized social misfits. America is choking on Ill-informed, self-important, arrogant children. What will happen as they leave the campus and begin to take positions of leadership? Is this the end of a strong, free, proud America?

johnnie4cat
johnnie4cat

All you kids of ASUCD can go straight to hell.

grandaddydean
grandaddydean

The only racist are the liberal idiots in the group picture.

troytmlnt
troytmlnt

These Idiots have pegged my bullshit meter

pcarlmullan
pcarlmullan

This photo of the late Officer Corona is a beautiful tribute to her and the Police. God bless her surviving family. My only comment for those that defile her memory with such statements is to inform them that tomorrow, I'm buying another blue lives matter flag and flying it here outside my home. I already wear the flag patch on my jacket each day in support for our fine law enforcement community, now we will fly the flag from our home. Thank you all for placing yourselves in harm's way to protect us and keep my family safe. God bless the Police.

Bonquiqui
Bonquiqui

Grow the hell up. She was proud to be a law enforcement officer and took a photo with a flag that represented that group. Leave the dead alone. She sacrificed all so your spoiled generation can complain.

Blue justice
Blue justice

These kids and there professors need to be turned over a knee and given a good hard spanking !! This is what happens when the only discipline today is time outs and a talking to !!

Grammaisright
Grammaisright

I have a problem with someone wearing a burka in congressional session too. That doesn't make me racist, it makes me an American.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

It is so sad to see how ignorant these snowflakes really are.

bronx163
bronx163

ALL YOU WEED SUCKING, COP HATING, SHITBAG LIBERALS CAN GO FUCK YOURSELVES. HATE THE POLICE STOP CALLING. LONG LIVE THE BLUE LIVES MATTER GROUPS.

Cooper001*
Cooper001*

F..cking asswipes. They have NO idea what they are talking about. They just like being represented on social media. I’m so sorry that this beautiful, young woman lost her life to such a heinous crime doing her job that she loved and believed in. These snowflake a$$ comments are really beginning to offend me for real. 😡 Who are these parents that raise such idiots?.???

negolien
negolien

We ALL know who the bigots are and it isn't the 50 differant ethnicities in police departments. It's about pushing an anti cop message for BLM terrorists.

rraypo
rraypo

These stupid liberal children are offensive to all of humanity, not only to me. They need to be spanked and raised to be real people by real parents. Their current parents have failed in raising them, so now society is stuck with this trash.

Jries
Jries

"The Thin Blue Line American Flag serves as a testament to the valor of police officers across the country. The courage exhibited by officers in the line of duty is represented by the Thin Blue Line running through the center of the flag. The solemn black background acts as a memorial to the lives lost while shielding citizens from anarchy. Together, this flag is a stunning memento; perfect for showing support to Law Enforcement Officers everywhere. By displaying the Thin Blue Line American Flag, you are making a contribution to the families of police and offering your unwavering support to our brothers and sisters in blue."

Katediaz11
Katediaz11

I think that we should ask UCD to remove this story. It is a shame. Shame in these students. Please find some respect for a officer Corona.

lolamae
lolamae

How can this be anti Black? Why do they read into everything as a negative? This is shameful in that it is making wimps out of our younger generation. Making victims where there are no victims. SMH and they wonder why most of us just laugh them off as silly ninnies.

MR.Millionare
MR.Millionare

95% of cops are corrupt. Yet nothing happen to them because the are protected by internal affairs.

StaceyLea
StaceyLea

Whaaaaa! Quit acting like a snotty nose little whiner, you don't even know what you're talking about! Your complaint makes no sense, grow up and act like a real adult! I hope the humiliation you should be feeling hits you hard. Your mistaken parents really did you an injustice. You still have time to reverse your illogical way of thinking before you really do something stupid.....like have kids of your own and wrong them too! You guys are perfect examples of shaken baby syndrome effects!!

Cthulhu451
Cthulhu451

So all my firefighter thin red line stuff is also racist. Now it is the firefighters attempt to undermine the black lives matter movement. How is it that these students can use the phrase triggered but no one else is allowed to? Piece of advice for these students that will help them throughout their lives. Listen to "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers. You probably won't, so here is the take home advice. "You gotta know when to hold them, know when to fold them". Pick your battles and this isn't one that you want to fight or win for that matter. Just let us mourn the loss of a young woman, a hispanic woman I want to add, that decided to do something better with her life and serve and protect others that include you. What is it that you have done lately?

Cthulhu451
Cthulhu451

I also would like UCD to remove this comment and make it like it never happened. This article has triggered me and I find it hostile. Since in this day and age you have to do what I said and want because you have triggered me. So get it done.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

The left are truly screwed up, mentally deficient individuals who are totally ass-backwards and their beliefs!

Backing TheBlue
Backing TheBlue

This college and this so called commission is waayy out of line. Quite simply, they are triggered by anyone in uniform but who's the first one they call for when they need help?? Slow, very slow response time...

Danbro70
Danbro70

These dorks want to end the police??? Who's going to help your idiot, spoiled ass when there's trouble. The Campus Cops will take care of you on campus, what about off campus. You'll learn a big lesson the hard way if you get mugged, raped, or even murdered because there wasn't an officer to help you. Your stupidity will come back and bite you in the ass someday. Hopefully before it's too late.

LEO0301
LEO0301

So they've been "triggered"?! Great, our job is done.

Fisher68
Fisher68

Screw you for even thinking this, my son is a LEO and he's never had a racist bone in his body !!

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I see the young people in the picture that comprise this "board" and am very afraid for our future as a race of PEOPLE. I see Officer Corona's picture and think of a young girl who's just achieved her life long dream, dedicated and willing to stand for something. So I guess I'm triggered too! Triggered to stand behind those who wave or stand for the banner of Blue Lives Matter. Those on this "board" absolutely disgust me and I need a safe place to hide from them and counseling for what they are doing to this country of mine.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Little cupcakes - I don't give a damn what you think. Officer Corona gave her life doing what you don't have the character to do. Just go away. When you grow up - maybe someone will care what you think.

OakwoodLT5
OakwoodLT5

How can anyone be this stupid?