First of all we'd like to say that we stand in support of Ro
personal decisions, and her
capability as leader of The Cultural Center
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
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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
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