[eDebate] A Message to the Debate Community

Adam Jackson baltimoredebate
Mon Apr 7 15:54:31 CDT 2008


OK...then answer it.


On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Greg Thomas <greg.thomas at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Besides that, back to my original question...
> >
> > What have black people done to deserve the treatment we get in this
> > activity?
> >
>
> Taking this question at face value, the easy answer is "nothing".  I think
> the question that need be answered is why this treatment takes place in
> light of the fact nothing has been done to deserve it.
>
> Greg Thomas
> Methodist University Debate
>
>
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 4:33 PM, Josh <jbhdb8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > First, I think there has been a large outpouring of support and cheers
> > > even on edebate for Towson.  I personally have seen about twenty letters
> > > just on edebate (and personally tried to find every coach and debater and
> > > offered congrats myself in email and face to face at the NDT).
> > >
> > > Second, I think anytime a team that hasn't cleared at most major
> > > tournaments it comes as a suprise that they won a tournament.  In this case
> > > a happy suprise.  I honestly hope that none of the "backlash" you are
> > > referring to has to do with race....If you have felt that way that is really
> > > too bad.  If the community really was that reactionary and unaccepting how
> > > could Towson have won the CEDA tournament?
> > >
> > > I also think given the back-to-back nature of CEDA-NDT sometimes
> > > congratulations are not loud enough.
> > >
> > > If people have not said it enough, CONGRATS to Towson and all of their
> > > coaches.  As a former CEDA national champion, I am very pleased to welcome
> > > Towson to the list of former champs!  What you accomplished is incredible
> > > and should be celebrated,
> > >
> > > Josh
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 4:25 PM, Adam Jackson <
> > > baltimoredebate at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > As a sidebar from the obviously important topic discussion...
> > > >
> > > > I have a question for the debate community...
> > > > What have black people done to deserve the treatment we get in this
> > > > activity?
> > > >
> > > > All of you can run ANYTHING you want and people stay silent (i.e.
> > > > Imperialism good, the "gangsta mentality") . At almost every tournament, the
> > > > majority of the top debaters who win are white men. AND you
> > > > are regarded within the highest levels of success in policy debate,
> > > > politics, economics and class.
> > > >
> > > > But why is it when two black men win a tournament like CEDA, arguing
> > > > for things we care about, there's a public outcry to how "wrong" it is?
> > > >
> > > > I know this hasn't been a subject of too much controversy on
> > > > eDebate, but it has been on a lot of news sites and blogs, and I'm totally
> > > > sick to my stomach with all the disgusting and deplorable comments made in
> > > > Towson's direction.
> > > >
> > > > Have we done you wrong or something?
> > > >
> > > > Have we been "too black" lately?
> > > >
> > > > We're not assimilating fast enough for ya?
> > > >
> > > > All the work we do to liberate ourselves psychologically from this
> > > > white world, of white supremacy according to your white standards, and YOUR
> > > > the one's who are mad when WE get sick and tired of adhering to them.
> > > >
> > > > The part that makes it even worse is that the majority of you won't
> > > > even recognize how fucked up it is, and I'm pissed off about it.
> > > >
> > > > I've been quiet the past few week, but now I'm done being quiet...
> > > >
> > > > CAN ANY OF YOU TELL ME WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?
> > > >
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> >
> >
> > --
> > Adam J. Jackson
> > Mac Specialist, Apple Store, Towson Town Center
> > Public Relations Officer, Towson University Speech and Debate
> > Director of Advertisement, Brotherhood:LOABS
> > Webmaster, Black Student Union, Towson University
> > Cell: 443.824.4273
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Adam J. Jackson
Mac Specialist, Apple Store, Towson Town Center
Public Relations Officer, Towson University Speech and Debate
Director of Advertisement, Brotherhood:LOABS
Webmaster, Black Student Union, Towson University
Cell: 443.824.4273
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