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Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise State is a metropolitan university reflecting the character of Idaho's capital city - a center of business, government, technology, and culture - and serving the needs of the state of Idaho through workforce training, undergraduate and graduate prog...
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Ro Parker, Cultural Center Coordinator 426-4259
The activities are intended "to channel ...
The activities are intended "to channel the inherent negativity of the exhibit into a positive, progressive attitude toward ending oppression," says Ro Alvarado Parker, director of the Cultural Center.
First of all we'd like to ...
First of all we'd like to say that we stand in support of Ro, her personal decisions, and her capability as leader of The Cultural Center.
Parker has a keen ability to facilitate workshops, and promote events that encourage understanding of diverse cultures, including but not limited to race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity.
What we have been talking about recently has been mostly based around racial issues.
Parker's experience and competence as an educator to discuss racial identity development have been overlooked.
Many people have skipped ahead to being offended about a teaching tool she had posted on her personal Facebook page.
Grigg and Bunt not only misrepresented Boise State, but also perpetuated the hate mail Parker
and the other Cultural Center
staff members have been getting from white supremacist groups, through misleading statements about the opinions of students.
However, their appearance and statements have been misused as a catalyst to encourage people with deeply held white supremacist beliefs to send threatening and racist e-mails and letters to Parker
410464 Responseshttp://arbiteronline.com/2010/02/28/letter-to-the-editor-parker-cultural-center-deserve-support/Letter+to+the+Editor%3A+Parker%2C+Cultural+Center+deserve+support2010-03-01+06%3A59%3A11Courtesy to "Letter to the Editor: Parker
, Cultural Center deserve support"
If we are going to blame the VP and president of ASBSU for helping perpetrate hate mail then the diversity center coordinator Ro Parker bears some of that blame as well for the lack of judgment to post that picture on her Facebook page.
All the letters to the editor essentially have pilloried the ASBSU
Executive without thinking any farther then those who flat out call Ro a racist for her
But according to Ro
, offense is determined by the viewer, not by intent.
Therefore all of this arguments defending her
actions are disingenuous.
Letter to the Editor: Parker
, Cultural Center
deserve support4 comment(s)
Ro Parker, Multicultural ...
Ro Parker, Multicultural Student Services coordinator, believes that the taboo nature of race is what most threatens the students who used the anonymous means to critique the event.
"I think you get to a campus like this that is predominately white and a lot of people that are here might be coming from smaller towns and I think they're not used to that and it makes them feel really uncomfortable and they think, 'oh wow, we're talking about something we shouldn't be talking about,'" Parker
"It is something we have left undiscussed and unexamined in this country because it makes a lot of people feel uncomfortable, but we have to do that and we have to see the underlying issue of race within this," Parker
Boise State's Cultural Center ...
Boise State's Cultural Center director, Ro Parker (photo), is at the center of campus controversy... because she put a racist illustration on her Facebook profile.
It began when Parker posted an image on Facebook.
Ro is the full-time Center Coordinator that works with students, departments and faculty in programming for the Cultural Center. ...
goal for the Cultural Center
staff this year will be to plan programming that will raise awareness of marginalized groups, white privilege, identity and oppression.
Like many others in the liberal education establishment, Ms. Parker
is paid in part by taxpayers to exacerbate racial hatred toward whites among impressionable college students.
They'll fire Ro Parker
and institute Kamau Kambon as director of cultural studies.