As the fall 2014 semester begins, I believed this is a good time for a moment of recollection. The Hunter College Senate this past spring upheld my appeal of a D:F/M Grade Appeals Committee decision to give a passing grade of B to the worst cheating student in all my years of teaching, not just at Hunter but at Rutgers. And LIU, Brooklyn Campus.
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Lynn, with all due respect, the tragedy is these boys got railroaded at every step of the way and the media was happy to support their presumption of guilt based on their skin color. The tragedy is that even to this day, people insist on smearing their character as men. The tragedy is that even when Black and brown people are completely innocent, there is a presumption of guilt.
The tragedy is that most of the people in this world still won’t believe the lesson this whole thing teaches us. Crime is not based on skin color and cops are not here to protect or serve children of color from poor communities. I applaud the men I have come to know a bit. In spite of all the harm our racist system inflicted on these kids, they became pillars of society and great role models. The system took their youth, but never their integrity. Can’t wait until all the files are unsealed.
Justice for the Central Park Five. Justice for all.
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Senator Rev Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la PrensaFriday, June 20th, 2014
In response to the recent firing of 20 journalists at El Diario la Prensa, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) will be meeting with his fellow clergy members from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to discuss a possible June 26th demonstration in front of the executive offices of ImpreMedia, El Diario la Prensa’s parent company. [More Background info]