Last login: Thursday, February 25, 2010
I am a black graduate student at UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography and I attended UCSD as an undergraduate. Unfortunately, I am not surprised at the "Compton Cookout" event, or the response by members of the Koala organization. I attended the Teach-In yesterday in hopes of joining the community along with UCSD administrators to express and listen to concerns from the community and to generate solutions. I too am extremely angry, but I believe that it is my responsibility as a member of the black community as well as the UCSD community to work together. Even though I understand the anger that fueled the walk-out yesterday, I don't agree with it. I didn't walk out, and I would like for your radio station to inform the public that not all of the black people that attended the teach-in walked out. In fact, there were many people of color that chose not to walk out. By walking out I believe that was a missed opportunity to use these racist actions to truly bring the community together. We need to work together like our civil rights leaders urged us to do.
February 25, 2010 at 9:42 a.m.
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