Interesting perspective on the Compton Cookout

(Reposted from UCSD publication, The Guardian)

Dear Editor,

In my humble opinion, the UCSD administration’s outrage over Pi Kappa Alpha’s recent Compton Cookout is unwarranted. I do agree that such a party was a disgrace to the true meaning of Black History Month, and reflects the general (nonblack) populace’s dismissive, or perhaps even accommodating, attitude toward racial inequality. However, I believe that the administration needs to take a step back to gain some perspective on the issue.

Fraternities throwing offensive and obscene parties is a hallmark in the long legacy of college Greek life. Youthful rebellion has long included participation in culturally inappropriate activities, such as pretending to know anything about the “ghetto,” the real condition of American poverty, or the people who struggle every day to make ends meet.

Obviously, PIKE is made up of entitled young WASPs who just want to get fucked up and have fun. Instead of protesting some insignificant fraternity’s barbecue bash, I believe that concerned UCSD administrators should focus their attention on real problems that the student body can endeavor to change. We, as a generation, see how the American political system is failing due to outdated bipartisanship. But instead of encouraging the student body to come together to protest and make real change, the administration has resorted to sending e-mails condemning inappropriate frat parties. Grow up, UCSD.

—Jusneet Beasley

Freshman, Marshall College

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3 responses to “Interesting perspective on the Compton Cookout

  1. You real can’t take these uneducated UCSD white trailer trash anywhere. This is what happens when more than one of these guys puts their minds together.

    Oh, where exactly was a speech going on? Thats right, no where, but keep plucking that chicken.

    Or as Carri said “It’s a plot by the fundamentalist rightwing party of tyranny called Republicans. They foment hate, they sneer, they make excuses for their behavior and blame everyone else. They advocate the supremacy of their America – a lily-white America. They are scared and frightened becuase (gasp) a black man has been elected to the White House. They are losing conrol and like cornered animals, they are lashing out. This is the national leadership from whom these studants take their cues.”

  2. I will tell you what I have seen these last few days, I saw people from different backgrounds, my children, my brothers and sisters come together in solidarity, and got the message heard.

    This reminds me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn’t stop to help him. Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his brother.

    You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”

    But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

    That’s the question before us. The question is not, “If I stop to help my brother in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help my brother, what will happen to him or her?” That’s the question.

    God bless all my brothers and sister that stood side by side with our brothers and sisters in need, when you saw a wrong you tried to correct it, you may argue the methods but not the reasons. I know God will not discriminate by country of origin, our sex, our orientation, color of our skin, or our religion as men do.

  3. Pingback: ‘Compton Cookout’? Not the Racial ‘Crisis’ it’s Cracked Up to Be | Right Wing News

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