It Still Exists…

I have been very absent from posting on this blog but in light of recent events I must make my voice heard.
I am a product of the UC system and a proud Alumnus of the University of California, Riverside. I am infuriated by the madness that has been taking place recently on the campus of UC San Diego….Racism is alive and well….In order to get more information on the specifics view this article and watch the video contained therein.

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/story/UCSD-ghetto-party-Compton-Cookout/wTt–T9Odk227q6ObcEauA.cspx

The struggle continues with riots in Berkeley, rallies at UC Santa Cruz and arrest of UC Irvine students holding a sit-in. They are truly not alone. The African American students may be 1.3% of the student body of UCSD but they have brethren who are prepared to show solidarity in their cause everywhere.

To add insult to injury and after so much progress was being made after the march on Wednesday, February 24, which was attending by students in support of the BSU’s cause all over California (UCLA, UCR, CSUDH, CSULB, SDSU, etc.), then a noose is found late last night in the library…

http://ucregentlive.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/a-noose-found-at-ucsd-library/

Wednesday was a monumental occasion which in my heart and soul hearkens back to the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. It is not over. The so-called Lost Generation has been Found

This all occurring as we approach 1. The Day of Action March 4th, and 2. UC Student Lobby Day, February 27-March 1, where students of all walks of life will “march” on the California Capital and lobby for Higher Education, Saving the Cal Grant, Better Health Care for Graduate Students and Preparing for the 2010 Gubernatorial Election.

And Last but by no means least,   April 30-May 2nd is the date of the African Black Coalition Conference @ UC Riverside, which gathers all students of the African Diaspora (people that identify as having descent from Africa, who refer to themselves as Black or African American or just African), to discuss and propose solutions to the issues they all must face as small percentages of an institution not inherently built upon principles of multicultural but of exclusion and privilege. There we will have workshops, influential speakers and will find a critical issue in which to attack and change.

Now is the time for change…even though IT still exists we must let IT know that WE still exist as well and that the Spirit of our ancestors and the Fight that resided in them lives on in us. We’re not going to take it anymore.

Let People Live and Hatred Die

Let People Live and Hatred Die

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    • Montana
    • February 26th, 2010

    Instead of an apology there has been steady escalation and now the noose. So, what exactly will the excuses be for this cowardly act that brings up memories of the confederate KKK of the South in their attempts to keep slavery and the non-whites in fear? Is it that are uneducated, is it that their parents planted these seeds of hate, is it that they are live in fear because our President in the white house is not 100% white. This is what the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. These kids follow what their dullard leaders say, they are young and dumb. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? Of course it could be an off-campus dullard who listens to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards.

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