- Aug 15, 2011
Apparently Otto's army and others are "protesting" the game due to the graffiti recently found in a campus dorm and I guess SU's response to it.
100% agree with this.While I don't fully understand their reasons, I applaud that they successfully organized and mobilized action that will drive attention to what they care about.
And don't be that person that says you respect the right to protest, but they shouldn't do it this way.
I think I went to my Gen Ed required health and fitness class 3 times. I also threw the start of class fitness assessment and blew out my results at the end of the semester.If it were me, I would boycott classes.
I did a lot of that in my 7 undergrad years.
I don't disagree with this point either. I'm guessing it is the lack of much information in general.I really appreciate the way they're going about this. No histrionics, no bullying, just quiet activism and inviting others to join them in sending a message to the administration.
I was never the sit in type, but the most trivial things my college administration did would have me up in arms. That's just the mentality of college kids that, I imagine, is amplified when you're dealing with something as emotion inducing as racist grafitti.So reading up on this I see the frustration is over transparency on handling of the incident to prevent further issues. With that said- it was in a bathroom. Essentially the only place you get away with that kind of crap unseen. With no cameras etc not sure how they could have much of a lead 7 days later. I get the frustration but not seeing where the University's response is out of line .. yet.
I have some questions/issues:I really appreciate the way they're going about this. No histrionics, no bullying, just quiet activism and inviting others to join them in sending a message to the administration.
Couldn't agree more with your points. Look I think were all against any type of racist graffitti, period. That said even if the graffitti was really bad ( I am sure it wasn't exactly pleasant I am not sure what these students expect SU to do about a one time incident in a publicly accessible area with no cameras.I have some questions/issues:
1) They called this a “major racial crime”? It’s definitely disgusting, but IMO that creates an inaccurate picture of things. This is presumably one freshman being a scumbag, not some systemic racism.
2) Does the school know who did it? From what I read, they don’t. What exactly are they supposed to do about it in the short term?
I understand and support big picture/long term efforts in regards to improving things(see their list- some of which I imagine already happens, and others which are good thoughts/ideas), but I don’t really understand what they’re upset about and protesting in the short term?