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Oberlin is more insufferable than Mizzou

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JohnHammond, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Oberlin College Black Student Union released a 14-page list of demands.


    Six-point list of goals.

    1. An increase in Black and students of color represented in the institution from the Americas, including the Caribbean and Africa
    2. An increase in Black administrators and faculty across departments and governing bodies
    3. The divestment from all prisons and Israel
    4. Exclusive Black safe spaces on campus
    5. The active elimination of institutional complacency that allows violence against Black students to thrive and persist
    6. The eradication of hegemony in the curriculum across the College and Conservatory

    Some of the items that are funny is demanding the firing of several employees, free housing for Black students during the winter break, Black financial aid officers to explain things, change in how students are evaluated through grades, direct involvement in hiring school presidents, renaming of several campus buildings
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

  3. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Sounds part for the course. Hard to argue it's worse than Mizzou when you're talking about Oberlin, where you actually expect the wing nut fringe to have some traction.
  4. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    And appropriate the proud Italian culture? No thank you, sir.
    dixiehack and cranberry like this.
  5. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Finally a movement I can get behind.

    EDIT: In addition, I would like an exclusive safe space to eat my free mac and cheese.
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    That happened already, It's called Howard Unviersity
  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    I like how they also DEMAND that thus-and-such faculty members be tenured/promoted.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Isn't that what the white sororities are for?
    dooley_womack1 and TyWebb like this.
  10. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Although I'm sure the students have legitimate gripes and issues that need to be addressed, demanding things be done exactly the way you want it rarely leads to positive outcomes for any involved.

    And I'll take a spoon with my mac 'n' cheese, the better to eat the cheese sauce with, my dear.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Or what??? What happens if these demands are rejected?
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    They throw tantrums with the rest of the 2-year-olds.
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