Monthly Archives: April 2012

Trayvon Martin Presentation: May 3rd, @ 5:30 PM-Griffin 4

This Thursday, May 3rd @ 5:30pm in Griffin 4 Professor David Canton, Connecticut College, examines the American reaction to the Trayvon Martin case.

Click the link below to see the flyer for this event.

Trayvon Martin Flyer

Coming Full Circle… Yes, We’re Still Protesting This Shit…

In the wake of yet another hateful event that has taken place at my school, I have felt the need to add my 2 cents. This time I was not the direct target of this act, as a pompous prick thought it was appropriate to scratch the word “fag” into the door of a fellow Eph and I do not identify as Queer. I must admit that my heart hurts much less than it did in November. At first I was dismayed and I was trying to figure out why I did not feel so sorrowful.

Was it because I can’t completely relate to what happened?

Was it because it actually doesn’t matter to me?

No… I now realize that my heart hurts less because when I was brought down to the lowest of lowest, left to drown in a sea of despair because some asshole wanted to write “ALL NIGGERS MUST DIE” in the bathroom of a student dorm, I was saved by the love, affection, and displays of support of my Williams College Community.

I feel that I need to repeat that… MY WILLIAMS COLLEGE COMMUNITY.

I, personally, am sick and tired of questioning my right to be a Williams Student. I am tired of questioning my existence. I am tired of having to be a spokes person for minorities. I am tired of having to explain to people why I am passionate about the Black Student Union. I am tired of having to explain to people that I am a member of the Black Student Union and happy at Williams, as if the two were such foreign concepts. And lastly, I am sick and tired of watching people who have given of their time and themselves to create a beautiful Williams College Community, some through extra effort and some through their mere presence alone, to have it all seemingly undone by the ignorance of one person.

So, as the names and faces of so many people pass by in my mind right now… of the many beautiful and truly wonderful people it has been my pleasure to meet as an Eph… I want you to know… we DESERVE to be HERE. This is OUR school and the actions of one, two, twenty, or two-thousand ignorant people will not change that fact.

As for the title of this post, reading the email sent by President Falk today made me think of the title someone used for the first post on this BSU Blog, which I see as fitting as it helps me to understand the way I currently feel.

To all the friends buzzing around in my mind and heart right now. “YES, WE’RE STILL PROTESTING THIS SHIT” and the fact is that we always will be protesting this shit. Whether in our minds, in our hearts, in our actions, or in our existence, we will continue to protest this shit and it all starts by explicitly claiming the things that have always been ours: our humanity and identity.

I hope this sheds some light on how I feel right now

In solidarity…

Crispy Chicken, Fresh Lettuce…You Already Know

If you haven’t seen this video , you need to.

Here’s a great spoof by Bossip.com, shown to me by our great Prof. RMB

Asia Star goes in

What do you guys think? Is there anyway we can really believe that Mary J. Blige didn’t know something was wack about these lyrics,”Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla”.  According to rumors, Blige earned an estimated $2 million for the ad. Other celebrities in the campaign, whose videos are still live on YouTube, include David Beckham, Jay Leno and, in Spanish-language ads, Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara. Award-winning campaign writer and producer Thembisa S. Mshaka points out Burger King gave Blige the “short end of the chicken strip” making her “rude” and having her sell the unhealthiest item on the menu.  Mary J. told TMZ, “I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that’s not what was happening in that clip.” What did you think it was gonna look like Mary?

And these people have our lives in their hands. Disturbing, but sadly not surprising.

Under the Mountain Bunker

I have a feeling this guy would probably say he’s not a racist. Because it’s never ever that, is it? And he’d probably also claim to be a God-fearing family-man. Maybe he’d be surprised to learn that most of us are just disgusted by such fucking ignorance:

Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann made the following entry on his Facebook page last week on the same day that State Attorney Angela Corey announced she was charging neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman with the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin:

“Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman. The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, we speak only…

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