Have you ever heard the expression, “Who pissed in your Cheerios?” This morning Johanna Hanink of the Michigan Daily pissed in my and every other person of color’s Cheerios! Early yesterday morning, about 1am, I was thrilled to announce that the Daily had placed it bylaws online. Now at 8:30 this morning, I am greeted with a column entitled ‘Members-only’ diversity. The column, in a nutshell indicts “minorities” for being exclusive and provides incorrect examples of exclusion of Whites allegedly perpetrated by “minorities” at U of M. She offers her own challenge,
As a white-as-white-can-be student who can date her European ancestors’ arrival in the United States to the 1690s, it is admittedly difficult sometimes – and very probably impossible – to always fully understand what is at stake in students of color’s issues. This doesn’t mean that I don’t want to or don’t try – I want an explanation. If you have one, please send it.”
So, what are we/you gonna say?? Still think it doesn’t involve you?
****Note: The Daily’s site seems to be pretty slow right now. You can also try to get to it directly via the Daily’s homepage, but I’m not sure if that will help.****
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