Although THE General body calls for increased diversity, they attack their fellow students because they are “privileged” because they’re white, straight, male, christian, cisgender, able bodied, and class enabled. All things they did not choose to be. They purport that they are speaking for those “who can’t” on campus, meanwhile bashing their fellow students for being things they can’t help…
THE General Body even admits they do not represent the entire population saying “WE DONT SPEAK FOR YOU” referring to those members of the university that are white, straight, male, christian, cisgender, able bodied, and class enabled.
THE General Body is making demand as if the university were a democracy, even though it isn’t. I would like to remind students of THE General Body that they choose to come to school here fully knowing the level of diversity, and accessibility.
Yet supporters of THE General Body protest as if it is their right to be able to change the school they choose to go for and are paying a service for. Even though it is a private university- AKA a corporation.
Next thing you know they’ll be camping out in Macy’s and Target saying there is not enough diversity, and demanding that the store force customers to also buy culturally diverse attire. Then they’ll protest and refuse to leave because the store reduced a sale from 30% off everything to only 20% off everything.
Sounds a bit ridiculous doesn’t it?
But this is exactly what THE General Body is fighting so hard for.
They want to force other students customers of the university to pay for services they don’t want diversity classes. They’re mad the university the private corporation cut back one of the many scholarships sales they graciously provided.
Theres nothing wrong with wanting change. But lets put an end to this ridiculous protesting and go through appropriate channels. Join the Syracuse Student Association. Their mission is “to represent and be the defender of the students.”
Hmm now this might just be me… but doesn’t it seem like a better idea to go through the Student Association instead of camping out in the administrative building with an outrageously long list of demands, protesting that immediate change be made (which is unrealistic), even though as students we really have no say because it is a PRIVATE university. In case you’re unsure, the answer to that question is YES, it is a better idea to go through the Student Association!
Please stop this protest so that the productive members of this university, including Chancellor Kent and his administration, can get back to work.
By Kyra Azzato