During this time of immense Black death and trauma, Black students shouldn’t have to go through the labor of theorizing justice for themselves and other counterparts.
In this time, we all have a role to play in the reformation we hope will happen to this country. We support the peoples’ right to protest and to not be at the mercy of state-sanctioned weapons, and we are grateful for those willing to put their bodies on the frontline curing a pandemic.
But as a university that’s tasked with emergency management quite frequently, the response from our school should have been better.
The more we pour into student government, the more they pour back into us.
The same way society prioritizes heterosexual and non-conforming relationships is the same way most universities, including our own, operate.
So many times, we’ve seen questions like “What would MLK say or do if he were here today?” and these statements are often ahistorical because King has spoken about inequality of all kinds.
More people are going to college now than ever before, a result of an increasingly competitive job market that requires at least an undergraduate degree.
There is a bustle to campus that is a result of the changes students and administration have been making to make our school better.