This post is about the Latin@ Affirmation Month event post I put up yesterday evening, and the dialogue surrounding it.
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First things first. This post is primarily a personal apology from myself to all those who had serious issues with the event post for Latin@ Affirmation Month, which, except for the informational paragraph, I wrote. This includes:
- Glamildi Rondon ’12, whose event submission I mocked and largely defeated the purpose of with my separate additions.
- Any and all members of the Latin@ community at Wesleyan who were rightly angry that I mocked what the event is intended to celebrate.
- Anyone else who was personally offended or hurt by the post, or just expected better of this blog.
Though it is common practice on Wesleying to preface or add commentary to event submissions, I want to emphasize that it was my personal judgment to put up the event like that. I can’t and won’t keep you from forming your own opinions of the blog, but hopefully the post colored your perceptions of Wesleying only minimally, if at all. This is on me.
For those curious about the original post: I took down the post the same night in response to the many comments demanding its removal; the comments were, of course, removed with it. Here are the comments on the repost of the event, however, which I think are definitely worth reading for anyone interested in the whole issue.
Further discussion about this is welcome in the comments (these or the ones on the repost, mentioned above).