Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Rant-aholic.So I know I give the YCT alot of crap about attacking certain groups that I'm affiliated with here at SMU, but sometimes...
Someone in an authoritative position in these groups says something totally stupid!
"... one of the most important issues we have as a community here on campus is our lack of unity. Although we are the majority minority, our presence is weak because we don't have the time to interact with each other. I am not saying this is wrong, actually, it is something unavoidable considering we have to work and help out our families, all while trying to keep up in school. However, I know that through small steps we can reach a higher degree of unity. This being said, I want to encourage each and every one of you to take the time and initiative to meet other members of the great SMU Hispanic community."
First of all the phrase "majority minority"... is the funnest oxymoron ever.
no problem there.
But the "it is something unavoidable considering we have to work and help out our families, all while trying to keep up in school." For a group that tries to emphasize equality of a people, they sure to stereotype it. They are reducing all SMU Hispanics to a poor, struggling stereotyped image. WTF?! Stop with the assumed rationalizations! I'm sure there are some people that are in that situation, but don't generalize a whole group of people!!! IDIOT! You're supposed to learn that lesson in Minority 101.
As for the unity issue. Of course no one is going to want to unite on these issues if you're a complete idiot! We don't need physical unity to understand and be active on the issues of face us everyday. If we all unite... we are just alienating ourselves from the SMU student body as a whole. And a little hint: we don't want that! The reason our presence is not strong is because (even though we are the "majority minority") we are still VERY small compared to everyone else. We need to divide and conquer. Lobby our issues to other people! We can't unity against certain issues without alienating others... And we want others to care about our issues! Non-hispanics have the numbers to vote in favor of our issues.
So, instead of coming together... We need to make a few more non-hispanic friends.
PS- I know all about the whole "family/togetherness" that comes with our culture as Hispanics... but we need to assimilate alittle to thrive in today's changing world.
[Spectrum (GLBSO) has this down! They know exactly how to lobby their issues!]
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