So the biggest issue floating around UC San Diego aside from the ongoing budget crisis, is definitely the recent issue involving “The Compton Cookout.” As an Asian American, and as a fellow student of UC San Diego, I wish to establish that I stand in solidarity with the minorities that were racially demoralized due to this incident. I may not agree 100% with the demands of BSU, but as a whole, it takes time to work through these issues encompassing OUR campus.
What really hurt me during this time was the reactions that some of my fellow classmates as well as Asian Americans expressed about this incident.
“African American students only represent less than 2% of the student population, yet they expect an incident involving them which happens to other minorities to be more important.”
- This statement is so sad on many levels. If minorities were not acknowledged, then how am I, as an Asian American, to expect to have any say in America. Having only 5% of the population of the U.S., are we as an extreme minority, not allowed to have a voice and demands if we feel wronged?
-In addition, as fellow students of UC San Diego, we shouldn’t stand for racial demoralization on any level. Showing support for fellow students is something we should aim to do.
-The widespread reach of this incident has roots in many ways which affect us as students and as people.
My own personal thoughts.
This game has been bittersweet for the past week and a half that I have been co-moderating it. :]