by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor of the Atlantic.
This article outlines the paradox that has been highlighted during President Obama’s presidency: how a white President can speak more openly about race than a Black President; in addition, to supplementing a narrative of the manifestations of racism towards black integration and the black response.
The irony of President Barack Obama is best captured in his comments on the death of Trayvon Martin, and the ensuing fray. Obama has pitched his presidency as a monument to moderation. He peppers his speeches with nods to ideas originally held by conservatives. He routinely cites Ronald Reagan. He effusively praises the enduring wisdom of the American people, and believes that the height of insight lies in the town square. Despite his sloganeering for change and progress, Obama is a conservative revolutionary, and nowhere is his conservative character revealed more than in the very sphere where he holds singular gravity—race.
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UPDATE: On behalf of the Internationally Renowned Pi Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., we would like to congratulate Bro. Joseph Mason for securing the most votes to become an executive board member of Student Forum, as the V.P. of Multicultural Affairs! (more…)
On behalf of the Internationally Renowned Pi Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, we would like to thank everyone who came out to show support to our three newly initiated SPR 12 Neos; your presence was very much appreciated. Now, having crossed the burning sands into Alphadom, these three dynamic young men are anxious to add value to the Union College Moneygram money transfer and Capital District communities. Just as we have high expectations from them, you should as well.
Thank you again,
Internationally Renowned Pi Pi
3.27.2012: A community rally and march Tuesday evening in Providence in support of slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin drew close to 300 neighbors, many wearing hoodies similar to what Martin was wearing when he was shot . The march follow short speeches from community leaders, such as Bro. Raymond Watson, and started at Madeline Rogers Recreation Center and proceeded to the Chad Brown community basketball court where participants were able to voice opinions and comments about the incident. Trayvon Martin was the Florida high school student who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain. (more…)
Recently, Bro. James Hidalgo was added to the Capital District’s YMCA family as the newest Black and Latino Achievers Program Director. Below you will find a video clip of him introducing himself to the community. (more…)
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During our, the “Internationally Renowned” Pi Pi Chapter’s, annual Black and Gold Ball, themed Leadership in the 21st Century, we awarded our college President the Sphinx Award. The Sphinx Awarded to a student and a faculty, administrator or staff member of the college. The Sphinx Award symbolizes the outstanding effort and contribution the recipient has put forth in bettering the Union College and surrounding community. The student recipient of the award was Cybil Tribe ’11 for her continous community service leadership and involvement.