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Trying to Stop an African Queen?
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Issue of the week
The Carolina Athletic Association has fumbled the ball, fouled out,
missed the shot and any other applicable sports analogy that says they
simply messed up. The CAA, the organizers of the University’s annual
Homecoming celebration, is also responsible for trimming down the list
of applicants for homecoming queen to be later judged by a committee
of faculty and staff. Candidates for queen are judged primarily on their
academic merit and servicc record.
In picking 10 candidates from 17 applications, the four-person CAA
panel failed to selectCherie Smith, this year’s Black Student Movement
candidate. Smith a senior honors Enghsh major, said she was called last
Monday night and told simply she did not make it. When BSM president
Amie Epps checked into the matter, he was given two different reasons
for the rejection on two different occasions by CAA panel-member
Sharon Holzclaw. Holzclaw would not respond to questions from the
Ink Tuesday, but CAA president and panel member Anthony Doll said
Smith’s application was rejected based on her essay and service record
in respect to the other candidates. The CAA panel reconsidered things
after Doll talked with Epps Tuesday night and decided to add Smith and
another candidate to the list of applicants to be sent to a faculty and
alumni panel last Saturday. The faculty panel chose Smith and seven
others for the Homecoming Court.
The CAA fell short on several points. Firstly, they should have
explained to Smith why her application did not measiffe up; the angry
and hurt candidate found out from Epps. Secondly, they should have
some method of interviewing candidates to gain more knowledge about
service activities placed on applications. Doll said that the panel did not
at first recognize how “demanding” Smith’s job was as head of minority
student recruitment in the Office of University Affairs. Thirdly, the
CAA should abandon the facade of race-blind applications, so they can
sit these candidates down and talk to them face-to-face. Almost anyone
can guess a candidate’s race by the organizations to which she belongs
(many of which appear on these applications). Smith is a member of the
BSM Cennid Committee and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, a tradi
tionally black sorority. In her own words, her application was “very
The BSM candidate has won homecoming queen for the past
two years, and I hope that had nothing to do with the CAA panel’s
original decision not to chose Smith. But forgive me for being a tad
Myron B. Pitts
'Tlio essence' ol Ireodom is understanding'
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Inside Black Ink
Monday, October 28,1991
Officials in the Campus Y say increasing black enrollment can be tough sometimes, becauase
the organization is seen as a bastion of elitist whites. Page 6.
CGLA MEMBERS RESPOND TO SPEAKER
Three members of the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association said their organization deserves
funding despite what Student Congress Speaker Tim Moore says. Page 3.
•The DTH stumbles and the Media Issues Committee is right there to catch them on it.
•We should know the meaning behind Bob Marley's music. Page 4.
•Are we really concerned about practicing safe sex? Page 9.
•The Sonja Stone Task Force gets the ball rolling. Page 5.
•BSM President Amie Epps talks about the life-threatening calls he received this semester.
•Black Briefs: A sampling of past and future events impacting the African-American
community. Page 8.
•Former Black Ink editor and pioneer Angela Bryant recently became the first black woman
on the UNC Board of Trustees. Page 7.
•Frank Brown, Dean of the School of Education and the first black full-time professor in the
school, speaks about the plight of the black man and the value of education. Page 8.
Ink reviewers evaluates the latest releases of: Mariah Carey, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called
Quest, Prince and the New Power Generation, and M.C. Lyte. Page 10.
"ALL THAT GLITTERS..."
Brave columnist Wonderboy expounds on a familar theme. Page 12.
About the Cover
A black student stands in front of the Campus Y bulletin board. Many black students think
the Y is not for them. See story page 6,7.
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