Comments: Don't ask for IDs or anything else -- it's racist

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The fault, Hube, is with those who were disturbed by the noise yet chickened out on calling the campus police out of fear of being charged a racist. The only way this will turn around is for folks to stand up when their rights are being violated. Let the violators play their race cards. Your example of polite self-defense is a good, practical solution. That said, I can understand the sensitivity of the perpetrators, as we all know well that profiling still occurs, not only by law enforcement but also by you and me. We must continue to fight that undeserved impulse!

Posted by Perry Hood at May 22, 2007 06:14 PM

Come on Hube? They did not even start making BMW's until way after you were out of college.

You are what 65? Heh.

Posted by AJ Lynch at May 22, 2007 07:53 PM

Was that the party were I brought that blonde chick and........must have been!

Posted by schmitt at May 22, 2007 09:15 PM

Hey catch the name of the president of the Black Students group...Bryan C. Barnhill II. That suggests there is plenty of racial progress going on if he has such a waspy moniker.

And IMHO, I don't blame them for getting pissed because the white dweebs called the cops. They should have just asked them to keep the noise down cause they were studying but no they were so cowardly, they had to call the cops.

Posted by AJ Lynch at May 23, 2007 11:51 AM

Good point, AJ!

Posted by Perry Hood at May 23, 2007 01:00 PM

AJ: That is indeed a fair point; however, look what happened to the dude at Penn. Maybe those studying figured they'd get the brunt of any "racism" hassles personally, so they figured why bother -- let the cops handle it.

And as I recall, no one asked our quad to keep the noise down. The cops just showed up.

Posted by Hube at May 23, 2007 03:21 PM

My sophomore year of college, I lived on the 4th floor of Brown, which only had 5 rooms and 9 people total. One Saturday night, we were all hanging out in one guy's room (he had the TV and the recliners) and an RA came in. The room "owner" concerned and asked if we were being too loud. The RA responded, "What do I care? Everyone on your floor's in here."

Not that we were being really loud, but that's the way things should in general be handled. An RA stopping in for just a few minutes can do a lot to negate a party from getting out of hand. Criminal charges, even university judicial system charges, are almost never needed for a dorm party if everyone does their job to begin with.

Posted by Paul Smith at May 23, 2007 03:38 PM