Students, faculty and workers came out last night for a rally against the name of Carr Building and white supremacy at Duke. The rally was organized by Duke People’s State of the University, who you may remember from such hits as “interrupting President Price” and “writing a super long manifesto about how messed up it is here.” They’re back, and it looks like they’re kind of gaining some momentum here.
Working at Marketplace? Possibly Even Worse Than You Imagined
Okay, well, even worse than I imagined. In addition to the Herculean task of having to cater to the whims of a bunch of incredibly clueless rich kids away from home for the first time, Marketplace workers in the summer don’t actually get enough hours to pay their bills. An extremely normal economic system we have here!
Just What We Need! Another Way To Avoid People We Don’t Like
Is attending an elite university not enough for you people? We know Duke has fraternities, sororities and SLGs, all so that you may more easily avoid having to spend time with people different from you. But in case none of that is enough to avoid the pain and horror of having to exist as a person without your identity being defined by an exclusive group you managed to convince you’re normal, students are trying to form the first selective social group… but DSG wasn’t 100 percent sold this time. Check back in two weeks. In the meantime, I’ll be practicing my smile, handshake and binge-drinking skills to get ready for SSG rush!
Let’s Fix Racism!
A group of scholars at Duke participated in a panel this week to do exactly that. The possible solution? Reparations! Okay, well, it’s probably more complicated, as most things are, but shouldn’t we maybe, um, at least try something other than pretending everything's fine? So the argument goes.