Saturday, May 12, 2007

Some Life at UCSD

The three of us, Madel, Angie and me are all from UCSD in case you didn't know, and I just came across this on youtube, which is a controversy brewing on our campus. There's been a bunch of different protests and organizing around the watering down and destroying of the social justice and racial critique that a particular program, Thurgood Marshall College at UCSD was created with. The Lumuba-Zapata Coalition has come out full force in protest of these changes, and rallied around two exemplary TAs which were "fired" or not rehired into the program this year. In a moment very similar to the Alberto Gonzalez, eight men out scandal. At first these TAs were fired because of public statements that they had made criticizing the direction towards conservatism that their program was taking, but later the program director retracted this statement claiming that it was "performance problems" that had led to their firing. This despite the fact that one of the TAs had excellent reviews and the other won a distinguished teaching award last year.

For more information check out the Lumuba Zapata blog. And I'm also posting the videos from a post down below.

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At 11:52 PM, Blogger Angie said...

I'm so glad you posted these, I saw them yesterday and think they are really powerful!


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