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Monday, February 07, 2005
What Multicultural Center?
As far as I can tell, everyone's favorite liberation front, the Third World Liberation Front (twLF) got punked. Big time. Many of you may remember that big dispute last semester about opening a Multicultural Center (MCC) somewhere on campus. Things left off with threats of a recall campaign against various senators, along with almost everyone involved (administration, SA, CalSERVE, twLF) saying how opening up an MCC would just be the greatest thing ever.
Then this semester rolled around, and all that goodwill and cheer from before must have actually worked some magic, because the Daily Cal was able to announce, "Ready or Not, Multicultural Center Opens Today". Last week, I finally paid the MCC a visit, and there is some bullshit going on, because what I saw was definitely not a Multicultural Center. In fact, there was nothing multicultural about it, at all. There wasn't even a sign calling it the Multicultural Center. I figured there might have been something I was missing out on, so I asked the kind attendant at the front desk if I was at the Multicultural Center, and he said, "We prefer to call it Heller Lounger." I didn't ask who is the "we" that is trying to prevent the creation of an MCC. Is it the ASUC, the Administration, BCR, or maybe Mossad?
See for yourself, no multiculturalism anywhere (click to enlarge)...
*I haven't heard anything more about this since the Daily Cal article ran, although it did offer this helpful information, "We still need to work out a few of the details" from ASUC President Leybovich. I'm curious what details have been worked out besides a location. The ASUC Senators I've talked to don't seem to know what's going on, and the twLF/recall people seem to be keeping a low profile.
*Does it count as a Multicultural Center if a bunch of multicultural people are the ones using it?
*What ever happened to that whole recall thing anyway?
*At the very least, there will apparently be something multicultural opening down on Lower Sproul in 2007, so maybe everyone can just sit tight until then.Email This Post!
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