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Pay for protests

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:16 pm

And the food needs an upgrade!

http://www.barstoolsports.com/barstoolu ... rotesting/
Oberlin College Students Protest The Cafeteria Food Not Being “Culturally Accurate” Enough, Demand To Be Paid An Hourly Wage For Their Protesting
The Oberlin College Black Student Union has released a list of 50 “Institutional Demands” for the school, including one that orders it to pay black students who organize protests $8.20 per hour for doing so.
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http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2015 ... stitution/
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:49 pm

I'm wondering how did they arrive at the $8.20/hour figure?

Is there some other job on campus that pays exactly that, such as teaching assistant? :BigGrin3:
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:14 pm

Who knows. It's free money. Compared to the rest of the demands it's peanuts.

This is going to continue until colleges start calling their bluff.
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:32 pm

Oberlin is Dr. Matt's alma mater, right?

Lena Dunham's too.

I notice they are also demanding that certain professors be given tenure "immediately" and others be "guaranteed" tenure. Wonder who's behind those demands?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:38 pm

Oberlin?

I vaguely recalled something so I looked it up.

Racially integrated since before the Civil War.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:42 pm

Jumping Jeebus, just read the list of demands.
a. We also DEMAND the hiring of Black healers/ non western health practitioners because not everyone finds comfort and healing solely from a psychologist.
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Doctor X » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:16 pm

Simple solution: "Get the fuck off of campus!"

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by sparks » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:40 pm

Add to that: "Come back only when you're serious about continuing your education. Until then, bugger!"
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:51 pm

15. We DEMAND a change in the fundamental ways that we assess knowledge at this institution, starting with a student evaluation of the effectiveness of the grading system. We will have oversight over the results of that evaluation.
a. If the results state that the grading system is not reflective of this institution's student body, we DEMAND an immediate change of that grading system.
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by sparks » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:54 pm

Yea, that's gonna work.

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Boss Paul » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:32 am

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Witness » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:46 am

There's a list of demands here: http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/12/ob ... mand-list/
Dunno if it's legit.

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:23 pm

Witness wrote:There's a list of demands here: http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/12/ob ... mand-list/
Dunno if it's legit.
It appears to be real and the demands appear to be serious. Though it reads like Onion satire. I can't help but feel I'm being Poe'd.

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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:43 pm

What? You doubt the sincerity of the DEMAND that more black students be recruited into the Jazz Department?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:47 pm

The only demand there that seems halfway reasonable is the demand that students who are there to learn jazz not be required to study classical music. Because students who are there to learn classical music aren't required to study jazz.

Most all of the other demands would cost a considerable amount of money to implement.
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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:26 pm

My guess is that at least some of the absurd demands are intended to generate free publicity.
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:01 pm

Hmm. The only demand that wouldn't cost money is a demand that they be taught less.
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:34 pm

Over by Democratic Underground:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251929790

Synopsis: Grown up lefties unimpressed. 8)
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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:15 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Over by Democratic Underground:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251929790

Synopsis: Grown up lefties unimpressed. 8)
Hmm, took a look. Note that the thread has been locked by a mod:
This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Chemisse (a host of the General Discussion: Primaries forum).
The other thing is that the complaints about the food do not seem to be on the list of demands. They are a separate issue. These were individuals who wrote in to the campus newspaper to complain about the food issues, not the black students' union with their list of demands.
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Re: Pay for protests

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:43 am

The college trustees have taken action:

http://news.oberlin.edu/articles/statem ... ry-degree/
Statement on Rescinding Honorary Degree
by Communications Staff Dec. 16, 2015

To the Oberlin community:

At the December 4, 2015 meeting of the Oberlin College Board of Trustees, the Board decided to rescind the honorary doctorate of humanities presented to Mr. William Cosby in 2010. Mr. Cosby’s admitted actions are not congruent with Oberlin College’s commitment to supporting survivors of sexualized violence, as reflected in its sexual misconduct policy, and do not epitomize the high standards Oberlin considers in awarding honorary degrees.

Marvin Krislov
President
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