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« on: Yesterday at 05:33:41 PM »
I swear they might have to lock me up.
General Discussion Forum / Re: Warner Bros Acquires Long-Awaited Marvin Gaye Biopic ‘What’s Going On’« on: Yesterday at 05:29:48 PM »
Should be very interesting if done well.
OH, how do yall feel about rutabagas? I cannot stand those damn things.
Never had it.
I had kraut and weenies last week. I may have it once every five years or so. The only reason I did it is because I had left over kraut from making Reubens the week before. This is by far my favorite sandwich. If it's on the menu I'm getting it.
General Discussion Forum / Re: UNC student body president encourages Black students to look elsewhere« on: June 18, 2021, 02:25:13 PM »
Carolina's reputation is really taking a hit. Here is the student body president's letter....
"Dear Carolina Community,
When I arrived at the meeting venue on the morning of my swearing-in as a member of the UNC Board of Trustees, I pulled up to the valet and proceeded to exit my car – at which point, the valet stopped me and said, 'Sir, this valet is for members and patrons only. Protestors are standing over there.'
Yes, I was in a full suit and tie. Yes, I had been elected Student Body President of our university earlier this year. And, yes, I was just moments away from being sworn in as a university trustee. The valet, however, still asked for my ID before walking inside to confirm that I was, in fact, who I said I was. I got out of my car, grabbed my briefcase, and headed inside.
But before I walked off, I stood and watched through the glass doors as other cars pulled in. One by one, as the valet opened car doors, individuals got out, nodded their heads, and headed into the building without a single word spoken. As I walked into the boardroom, it hit me: I was entering this space as one of the only people of color to serve as a trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."
Richards explained that he doesn't believe UNC is doing what is truly necessary to enact change.
"You cannot reform a system rooted in oppression, racism, and hatred," he said. "Tragically, the term 'reform' at this university continues to be used as a subtle tactic to oppress students, faculty, and staff -- past, present, and future alike."
He went on to write that people of color are still facing challenges at the university that should have been left in the past, long ago.
"UNC has continually fallen short of meeting the challenge of serving each and every one of its students," he explained. "Students of color must speak twice as loud just to be heard at the same volume; graduate students, especially those of color, are treated as modern-day servants, barely paid minimum wage; our staff and faculty of color are overworked and underpaid, treated like property."
And then Richards encouraged Black people considering attending UNC in any capacity to "look elsewhere."
"Until this rebirth occurs, Carolina is not deserving of your talents, aspirations, or successes," he said. "If you are a student, staff member, or academic from a historically-marginalized identity exploring UNC, I invite you to look elsewhere. If you are considering graduate school, law school, medical school, or other professional programs at UNC, I challenge you to seek other options. While Carolina desperately needs your representation and cultural contributions, it will only bring you here to tokenize and exploit you."
On Wednesday, members of the UNC Black Caucus said that many were considering leaving the school over the tenure controversy surrounding Nikole Hannah-Jones.
UNC Chapel Hill Old Well Chancellor to meet with UNC Black Caucus over members' disenchantment with university
"It’s a really hard time to be at Carolina and to lift up the values we thought we shared, but are clearly not the same," said Dawna Jones, a member of the UNC Black Caucus.
Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize winner best known for her work on The 1619 Project, which re-examines American history from the date on which the first enslaved Africans arrived in the colonies.
While Hannah-Jones has received plenty of support from students, faculty and activists, not everyone agrees with her messages.
« on: June 18, 2021, 01:34:31 PM »
This is the perfect example of police departments standing behind and supporting bad cops.
« on: June 18, 2021, 01:31:41 PM »
All of the officers, sergeants and detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team — the unit responsible for policing protests in the city — resigned from the team together Wednesday night.
Police bureau officials called the move unprecedented.
The resignations from the unit came after news this week that one member of the team, Officer Corey Budworth, would face criminal charges for excessive force used during a racial justice protest last year, and that a second Rapid Response Team member, Det. Erik Kammerer, is being investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice on similar allegations.
Budworth is accused of hitting activist photographer Teri Jacobs from behind with a baton. Several videos of the incident posted to social media show Jacobs with her hands over her head moving away as officers clear a street near the Multnomah Building on Southeast Hawthorne Avenue. An officer in the video, identified as Budworth, hits Jacobs once in the head from behind, and then hits her head again in the face after she falls to the ground.
In February, the city of Portland settled a lawsuit for $50,000 with Jacobs, who was wearing press credentials at the time of the alleged assault.