Will someone please give me a definition of “social awareness?” If you may remember Youth for a Western Civilization’s entrance into the media-fray stirred a controversy as to what exactly western civilization was, and what exactly YWC was implying by daring to use such a phrase. At the Campus Y (our friendly neighborhood communist, ACORN-like, campus phenomenon) forum I thought a great point was made regarding that specific accusation: it never seems to be leveled at the left. There doesn’t seem to be much of a demand for the definition of “diversity” or “inclusion” or any of the other mindless phrases oft repeated at UNC.
The Daily Tar Heel wrote a piece about the new art exhibit at the Fed-Ex Global Education Center entitled “kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa.” You can’t make this stuff up. The exhibit explores people’s mixed-race identity; something that brings “social awareness” according to the DTH. The display is possible, according to the UNC Global website, through the Global Education Distinguished Speakers Series with support from the Carolina Annual Fund and Alumni Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Artist Kip Fulbeck (check him out in the video below) is a “slam poet” and an art professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Now this is usually where sane, normal people recognize the stupidity of people (many times college students, administration, or faculty) who think they are smarter than everyone else (a slam poet? “Oh, yeah, my uncle’s a slam poet, he, uh, slams Shakespeare like nobody’s business”).
The exhibit, positioned along the walls of the Global Center, is a series of portraits. One of the portraits includes a question at the bottom: “Did you ever notice that people think you are what they are, if they like you?” WHAT?
The Fed-EX Global Center has decided to add it’s unique little flair to the exhibit; it will feature a video of “local volunteers of all walks of life answering the question, ‘What are you?'” (Hmmm. Right now I am hungry.)
And I thought UNC-CH was supposed to leave some sort of elite taste in one’s mouth after pronunciation. I can’t for the life of me understand the ohhhhhssss involved when I tell an adult my place of undergraduate residence. It is a silly place. I have just learned to laugh. Oh, and after you listen to the artist, Kip Fulbeck, below, come back and tell me UNC doesn’t have a partisan agenda.
Fulbeck will be performing some slam-down poetry for us yokels September 17th, live, at the Global Center. Should be interesting.
What your/your parent’s hard earned money is going toward, the “artist,” Kip Fulbeck: