First Day Hum 110 Protest F2017

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Video footage of the protest provided by Aditya Hariharan (not affiliated).
Notice how the faculty left and cut off our mics without any discussion.

Edited to include the original Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg3i6-J6zI8

Posted 3 months ago in OTHER

Soudea Forbes 3 months ago

I AM SO UPSET BY WHAT THE FACULTY DID!

Jordan Riley 3 months ago

How timid and spineless those faculty were. Thank you RAR for putting up with so much and putting in so much valuable work.

Estella Fox 3 months ago

Grace Wolfe

Grace Wolfe 3 months ago

Amy Medlock Wolfe

Sicheng Zhong 3 months ago

Y'all just interrupted an ongoing lecture and used a private classroom setting to address your agenda without the consent of the students who actually paid the tuition to take the class, and now y'all start to blame the school and the faculties for protecting the students' right to learn???????? What makes you think that you are so self righteous and entitled to speak in front of the whole class and take away our right of learning?

Sicheng Zhong 3 months ago

This is too much. I (also many other freshmen) would be totally fine with y'all protesting outside the classroom, but no, PLEASE STOP SHOWING UP AND MAKING NOISES IN OUR CLASSROOM.

Claire Mashlan 3 months ago

I don't even know where to begin with this... They wanted to do a *TWO MINUTE* introduction, which they had discussed with the faculty beforehand. You wanna do some calculations and figure out how much of your tuition that two minutes would cost so you can tell daddy where to send the bill to? This is on the faculty, not RAR.

Claire Mashlan 3 months ago

also this isn't just a freshman classroom, hum 110 is basically the foundation of Reed. As Reed students, we have a responsibility to dismantle injustice from inside the community.

Manny Galápagos 3 months ago

Consider for a moment that they considered that, that this was not a snap decision, and that they still decided it had to be done anyway. Do they look like they're having fun? They are making their point in front of most of the freshmen where they know they will be heard after being snubbed by the faculty. Also consider that your education should be measured not in time/money but mental growth/money, and that short interruptions like this could easily start conversations that have the potential to inspire more intellectual growth in the long run than a year's worth of outdated Eurocentric hum lectures.

Manny Galápagos 3 months ago

If you're open to hearing them.

Sicheng Zhong 3 months ago

This has nothing to do with whatever they wanted to say or do. To interrupt a lecture in a classroom setting is in serious violation of academic freedom and is just unthoughtful and wrong. Can't y'all wait till the very end of the lecture to give your 2-minute introduction rather then rudely cut a professor's lecturing???

Sicheng Zhong 3 months ago

Manny Galápagos if you're open to hear us 🤷‍♀️

Claire Mashlan 3 months ago

Sicheng Zhong who is "us"?

Claire Mashlan 3 months ago

Taking steps to dismantle institutionalized white supremacy >>> being polite.

Claire Mashlan 3 months ago

They were not cutting the lecturing anyway. That was the faculty's decision.

Claire Mashlan 3 months ago

If you're upset about the lecture being cancelled, ask the faculty why they are so opposed to hearing any criticism of the curriculum that they would prefer to deny ~400 students a lecture. How's that for academic freedom?

Seerat Jhajj 3 months ago

lol dude your "right to learn" doesn't stand for jack if you don't want to know about/ of the racist and euro-centric history of the texts read as part of HUM110. if you're paying Reed all that money, might as well learn how to think critically too right?

Seerat Jhajj 3 months ago

no one goes to HUM lecture anyway...

Sicheng Zhong 3 months ago

Claire Mashlan many freshmen and upperclassmen who don't think you are doing the right thing

Sicheng Zhong 3 months ago

Seerat Jhajj lol as a person of color I can't see how you are "dismantling the white supremacy". Out of all the other factors that cause racism y'all choose to protest against Iliad, Gilgamesh and other beautifully written classics. Lol.

Sicheng Zhong 3 months ago

Seerat Jhajj oh yea a book written by babylonians in the Middle East is indeed "Eurocentric". Also Reed has agreed to reform the curriculum and add classics from other civilizations. Or maybe we should just stop reading all the classics and ancient literature since they inevitably include racist and sexist shit. Right? 🙃

Viraj Desai 3 months ago

the fact that you think that the classics are above criticism (or that critique highlighting the sexism and racism inherent in creating and propagating what society considers to be 'classical' is somehow useless or silly in your eyes) because they are "beautifully written" really highlights why we need to question how Reed teaches HUM110. As students, it is our right to ask questions and demand the change that we want from our education.

Seerat Jhajj 3 months ago

Sicheng Zhong lol and as a fellow person of color I am telling you that by protesting HUM110 we are dismantling white supremacy by questioning the roles that these "beautifully written classics" have played in enabling slavery and racism

Sicheng Zhong 3 months ago

Viraj Desai yes, I do believe we should discuss and critique those works, but it should be done through a civilized way like classroom discussions, rather then through a protest that interrupts a lecture

Rita Melnikova 3 months ago

Kenadi Browne this lmao

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