Reading livejournals this morning i learned more about what's going on on campus, and actually read some thoughtful discussion. There's a walkout today. I don't have classes today, but i wouldn't walk out anyway. I don't like the threatening feeling that this whole thing has. I don't feel like the administration is the enemy here. I'm sure there are things they could do better, but just because some students did some awful things doesn't mean the administration is evil. I don't agree with all the demands, and i know i'm not alone in that, and some people have pointed out that the administration may end up adopting policies which aren't really a good idea because they look evil if they don't agree to the demands. I'm all for negotiation, but i feel like a lot of pressure is being put on the administration, in a way that can be counterproductive. (Also back to what i quoted yesterday. Making people defensive, vilifying people, leads to fear and defensiveness, which is not conducive to getting anything resolved.)
I really like this post.
"you better practice happiness
you better practice humility
you took the air, you took the time
you were fed and you were free
now you'd better put some beauty back
while you got the energy"
-Ani DiFranco, "back back back"