UC Davis, Anti-Hate Rally today!


Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: UCD Quad

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***Question: Do we need a permit of some kind?***

In Response To All The Hate On UC Campuses:

Quad at Noon, Monday the 1st.
Express Yourself.
Fight Back.
Bring Signs, Poetry, Pictures…
Let Yourself Be Heard.

Be sure to also attend the Town Hall at 5:30pm in the Arc Ballroom, to discuss specifically the UCD LGBTRC’s vandalism:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/event.php?eid=365714195589

UCSD:

Compton Cookout:
http://stopracismucsd.wordpress.com/

The ensuing racial slurs on a student TV program:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/02/uc-san-diego-debates-campus-media-suspension.html

The noose hung in the library:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/02/noose-at-ucsd-triggers-probe-and-protest.html

UCD:

The swastika carved into a Jewish student’s door at eye level:
http://www.news10.net/news/story.aspx?storyid=76212&catid=2

The vandalism of the LGBTRC:
http://theaggie.org/article/2010/02/26/letter-lgbtrc-vandalized

UCI:

Consider also the Irvine 11:
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-oew-levine23-2010feb23,0,7951829.story

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2 responses to “UC Davis, Anti-Hate Rally today!

  1. Instead of an apology there has been steady escalation and now the noose. So, what exactly will the excuses be for this cowardly act that brings up memories of the confederate KKK of the South in their attempts to keep slavery and the non-whites in fear? Is it that are uneducated, is it that their parents planted these seeds of hate, is it that they are live in fear because our President in the white house is not 100% white. This is what the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. These kids follow what their dullard leaders say, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards, they are young and dumb. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think?

  2. Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

    However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by our family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are like ourselves and not so different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this). We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

    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 fellow man.

    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 our fellow man (immigrant) in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help our fellow man, what will happen to him or her?” That’s the question.

    This current climate of blaming others for our woes is not new. We have had this before and we have conquered it.

    Remember “Evil flourishes when good men (and women) do nothing”. Raise your voices with those of us who believe we are equal and we can win this battle again.

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