Dealing with hate
Written by Bwog Staff
Everyone’s got their own ideas for how to deal with nooses and the like. Let’s compare!
New York City has declared November 29 to be a “day against hate,” when presumably no cars will honk and New Yorkers will throw off their prickly demeanors to live in harmony.
On Friday, the mainstream Columbia establishment (the student councils, SDA, the Chaplain’s office, etc) are hosting a Community Summit to “create substantive connections and relationships between both individuals and communities,” at which participants will “focus on how we can best understand and appreciate the different lenses of experiences at Columbia, respectfully engage and challenge each other particularly around difficult topics, and create an environment that is supportive of all voices.”
And next week, the newly-created-but-still-highly-amorphous “Columbia Solidarity” group/movement/thingy is promising “a series of actions and escalations” to address the litany of grievances articulated last week. The people will run Columbia, indeed.
Look out for coverage of a graffiti-oriented press conference at Teachers College later this morning.
Tags: hate crimes