Happy Columbus/Decolonization day!
Written by Bwog Staff
Various anti-colonial interests are currently gathered on Low Plaza in celebration of Decolonization Day, an anti-Colonial rejoinder to this most colonial of federal holidays. And if you think that sentence was redundant, today’s event brings back that most recurring (and most annoying) of Columbianisms: poor planning! Come 1 PM, the decolonizers will have to share space with the Senior Class Council, which is giving you the opportunity to chuck pies at prominent soon-to-be graduates. “It is messed up,” one SPEAK representative said of the scheduling mess-up–although as a table of Ba’hai students pointed out, Decolonization Day is all about co-existence. When Bwog asked why they thought it important to participate in today’s events (which include a performance by rapper Hakim, from Channel Five), Makini Boothe, BC ‘08 replied that her faith believes in the oneness of everyone, and a “total transformation of human interaction.”
So, to recap: pies, pie-related public humiliation, free food, critiques of Columbus Day and the western colonial attitudes it represents, rap music and spiritual harmony! Right now at Low! And the weather is still pleasantly (or disconcertingly) spring-like…