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  1. Jul 2015
    1. Besides that the poetry in question is purposefully plagiarized, and that its materialism is pointing out this very tradition of white irresponsibility that Williams brings up, that this petition asks for a voice to be silenced in the name of free speech and then urges discussion of the very topics Place’s piece has dragged up should have perhaps red-flagged the committee members for an event celebrating the anniversary of, of all things, free speech.

      This is representative of a line of thinking I often see that goes something like "allies stay on the sidelines, please." A delightful linguistic reversal of this that I experienced came during #BlackLivesMatter protests in Oakland. As we approached a police line someone shouted, "White people to the front!"