Slamming ’13 has been killing it since before I had the perspective to appreciate. Proof:
Not long after Wesleyan’s own “Diversity University” panel followed on hateful remarks on the ACB and racial identification in Public Safety reports, Oberlin College is experiencing its share of diversity-related conflict.
The liberal arts college in Oberlin, OH, received reports this morning of “a person wearing a hood and robe resembling a KKK outfit between South and the Edmonia Lewis Center and in the vicinity of Afrikan Heritage House.” Shortly after, the college officially cancelled classes for the day, and students acted quickly to organize a “day of solidarity.”
Oberlin has reportedly been experiencing numerous accounts of hate-related issues recently. According to Arianna Gil Oberlin ’15, an active organizer in the “day of solidarity,” the past month has seen many “threats, attacks, defacement, and graffiti” against students of color and queer students.
This page offers a detailed timeline of the incidents of hate from February.
When asked about whether the suspects are students, Gil responded, “No one really knows who they are. I have my thoughts.”
From the Asian American Student Collective:
Come join the Asian American Student Collective on a screening of “Vincent Who?” presented by Producer and Co-Director Curtis Chin! The screening will be held on Monday, February 6, 7pm at 41 Wyllys, room 112.
FREE TIBETAN FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!
Who is Vincent Chin, and why has he been forgotten? How far has Asian Pacific Islander American activism progressed since that brutal, racially-motivated murder thirty years ago? VINCENT WHO? explores this important legacy through interviews with the key players at the time as well as a whole new generation of activists whose lives were impacted by Vincent Chin. It also looks at the case in relation to the larger narrative of Asian American history, in such events as Chinese Exclusion, Japanese American Internment in WWII, the 1992 L.A. Riots, anti-Asian hate crimes, and post-9/11 racial profiling. A Q&A session with producer Curtis Chin will follow this 40-minute documentary screening.
Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys