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On Monday, my school is going to allow a white nationalist by the name of Charles Murray (author of “The Bell Curve”) to speak and promote his new book. Although many student organizations and students of color in general have objected, the university is allowing him to come on the grounds of “free speech”.
The administration of my school, which supposedly prides itself on being minority-majority school where students of color can thrive, has refused to disallow a man whose basic idea is that sending me and other students of color to college is a waste of time and money because we are genetically predisposed to be inferior. In a place that is supposed to protect and support its students who are in marginalized groups, I no longer feel safe. My school’s administration won’t stand up for me.
So I am forced to stand up for myself.
There will be a protest, wherein many of Rice University’s student organizations and cultural clubs will be present at his talk to voice our outrage at a white nationalist being given a platform at our school. However, we have little time to organize because for so long this was flown under the radar. Though Rice’s Federalist Society (the group responsible for inviting him in the first place) distributed flyers telling of his forthcoming talk, many of us were not aware of who he was (Few university students keep a running list of white nationalists). Additionally, we trusted that Rice University would not bring such a person onto our campus. We were mistaken. When we looked into him we were appalled and have tried to spread the information as quickly as possible since. Still, many people both within Rice and in the greater Houston area and beyond don’t know about this.
Spread the word. Let’s show Rice University that we will not stand for this in any capacity.