We’re in the middle of a really heated Student Council Presidential race at the moment. Usually only a small percentage of the student body gets involved in elections, but this one has been different. The two candidates, Ed Hallen and Daisy Lundy, have had a very intense campaign, and while the rest of the elections are over, the presidential race had to go into a second round of voting.
I, personally, am for Ed Hallen. I don’t have much of an opinion either way, but Ed has been endorsed to me by a lot of people I trust, I agree with more of the points on his platform, and he seems to have a generally better character, from what I’ve heard.
This does not mean that I don’t like Daisy. She has many legitimate points, raises good issues, and has a lot of charisma.
Daisy also happens to be African American. And last night, as she was walking out to her car to get her cell phone, some random, ignorant, stupid son of a bitch came up behind her, slammed her head off her steering wheels, hit her, and told her that “no one wants a nigger to be president…”
I was speechless when I heard about it. This is one of the most horrible things I have ever heard of happening here. Ever. Especially at an “institute of higher learning,” the idea that there would be somebody that terrible just boggles my mind.
I hate that this happened. I hate that she had to feel the sting of a hate crime in the fucking 21st century. And I hate that part of me can’t help thinking “Well, this is the university where a frat house got busted for doing a blackface routine earlier this year.” I absolutely love this school; on the whole it is a very tolerant institution.
And I hate that some rogue asshole has made me doubt that last statement.