Before I begin my contributions to the digital marketplace of ideas I figure I’ll tell the world a little about myself. First of all I’m a Senior English major here at the University of Michigan . I’m a Resident Advisor at Mosher Jordan Hall, I’m an Opinion Columnist for the Michigan Daily , and I sporadically attend meetings for several black campus organizations.
In addition to that riveting bio I figure I’ll give you a few more tidbits about my personality that can’t be inferred from the skeletal info above. In what I believe to be the style of Scoop Jackson’s original introduction to ESPN.com (I can’t, for the life of me, find the actual article–it’s not listed in his personal archive) I’m going to give you a few of my beliefs.
I believe that the triple is the most exiting play in baseball.
I believe that the concepts of Black Pride and Black Power are not as anti-white people as the standard, Fox News watching, right-winger thinks. It’s more about black people having self love.
I believe I will probably have a harder time convincing people of that last belief than any other thing in the world.
I believe that Chauncey Billups’ command over the game of basketball right now is the stuff of legend.
I believe that Spring and Summer in Ann Arbor are fantastic.
I believe that I may be the first black person to give utterance to that sentiment.
I believe that purchasing a slice of pepperoni pizza and eating it while walking around aimlessly is one of life’s greatest joys.
I believe the most important function of black organizations on campus is to reach out to black youth across the region.
I believe I’ve pretty much failed to reach out and need to hurry up and try to mentor somebody or something before I graduate.
I believe that Affirmative Action is necessary for, at least, a few more years.
Finally, I believe I should stop telling you all of these beliefs and prepare to post something real.
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