Random UCSD thoughts

Am I the only person who wondered if the noose hanger, who referred to herself as a “minority student,” is really white?  Especially given the number of people who were quick to point out that “whites are a minority on the UCSD campus.”

Did you see the news footage of one of the guys responsible for the “Compton Cookout” party scurrying away from the camera like a rat?  He was saying, “Please, just leave me alone,” while covering his face.  It was like a perp walk. 

Why was the media so quick to keep insisting that Asian Americans don’t protest racism?  The video and the photographs showed people who appeared to be Asian in many of the protests.

Don’t you have to wonder if this guy and this guy are just stupider than average?  While most of the original “Compton Cookout” people hid and were protected by their fraternity and the university, these two bozos felt like stepping into it deeper.   They saw that people were hurt and angry by the events on campus, and chose to purposefully further racist actions.  Randazzo even sought to be on the news to broadcast his racism.

What do Elliot Van Nostrand, Cody Fleischauer, Jeff Lin (oh, my brother!), Arnold Beirith, Jordan Peana, Otto Cipolla III, Glenn Bona, Eric Denker and Alex Placek have to say for themselves now?  Van Nostrand deleted his facebook profile.  What about all those people who went to the party?  Have they posted happy blackface photos on their facebook pages?

I feel like the incidents at UCSD could provide at least a dozen lengthy blog posts, but frankly I just don’t have enough time in my life.

6 thoughts on “Random UCSD thoughts

  1. Am I the only person who wondered if the noose hanger, who referred to herself as a “minority student,” is really white? Especially given the number of people who were quick to point out that “whites are a minority on the UCSD campus.”

    No, I wondered the same thing.

    I found it irresponsible at best for that person, and for the paper in which that person’s explanation was printed, and for university authorities, to let the “minority” descriptor stand with no explanation of what kind of minority this person (supposedly) is. Seems to me that if none of them are going to explain what “minority” means, then none of them should even use the word to describe her.

  2. Yeah, and there are minorities besides racial minorities, so she could well be white and referring to one of those.

  3. Yes, Melinda. In fact, she is a member of the minority group known as “Jackass-American.”

    . . .If only it *were* a minority group.

  4. Sadly, I have even seen fellow (so-called) “radicals” criticize “the Asian community at UCSD” for not protesting racism before the recent events. They clearly don’t know the same Asian people I know, not to mention, it’s another symptom of how easy it is to lump Japanese, Chinese and Korean students on the one hand–who generally have wider access to the ranks of the California bourgeoisie and the attendant privileges and have less to protest–and Vietnamese, Cambodian and Filipino students on the other hand, into one amorphous mass called “Asian”. Just goes to show that these arbitrary groupings and labelings are all bullshit anyway.

  5. Archibald,

    The fact is everyone’s different and has different opinions on what they are willing to fight for, whether they’re Asian or any other ethnicity. I don’t quite understand your choice to lump Japanese, Chinese, and Korean as being part of the “California bourgeoisie” and Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Filipino as something other. Aren’t you doing exactly what you claim you’re against?
    I do however agree with you that Asian in general is very broad, perhaps too broad. I also see issues between recent immigrants and later generation Asian Americans in their understanding of American racial politics. But I suppose that’s a separate topic entirely.

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