Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

(Brief intro for anyone who doesn't know: A motto of sorts which appears on lots of Smith stuff is "This is about Smith." Recently there have been a number of racist and homophobic incidents which have raised awareness about problems on campus.)


Today i saw a flyer which said:

This is still about
Race.

This is still about
Class.

This is still about
Homophobia.

This is still about Smith.


I thought that was interesting.

Someone (who will remain anonymous because this is from a locked entry) wrote:

"I will happily join any anti-cruelty vigils, discussions, sit-ins, or lectures. But throwing out terms like racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia creates automatic enemies. It produces more cruelty. By using these terms, the white people, the men, the rich people, and the straight people ALWAYS get defensive. And fear, in these situations, never leads to any kind of resolution."

I liked that.


I really have nothing to say about this issue, i just felt like posting both of those.
Tags: smith: issues: grassroots (spring 2002)
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