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ate Yields Cultural Center
1 Cultural Center is far from ideal, officials say
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landmarks on campus reflect the
white culture and do nothing to
promote or uplift African-American
Moses added that she knew
others would then ask the question,
“What about the Native Americans
and what about the Asians?” She
responds: “Let them get their own
structure too, but right now I’m
talking about my struggle and my
people, she said. “Multiculturalism
is no excuse for not deabng with
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iiof N.G. State’s African-American Cultural Center.
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Both Moses and Washington
tl that this was their university’s
iy of cutting costs. “When you
e things like this, you wonder
what kind of idiots do they think we
are,” said Moses. “Reconstruction
is a must”
Before the new center was
completed, students were given a
temporary center in the basement
known popularly as the “ghetto.”
This space was inadequate for most
programs and events, so it became
an attraction for parties.
“American culture has not
respected my race and it still
doesn’t,” said Moses. “I believe
that if you use the centers cwrectly
then they will do more to bring
people together and cement
When talking with N.C. State
students about whether the cultural
center promotes segregation,
Washington tells them, “You’re
already segregated.” Washington
then points out that all of the major
The center’s stated purpose is
to provide African Americans with
a place to go to leam about their
culture and educate others.
Many times students use the
center for studying, congregating,
meetings, and panel discussions.
Milton Burgess, a freshman
chemistry major, likes to attend the
support group for black males.
“I also attended a panel
discussion recently on male-female
“We had a
relationships,” he said,
Angela McNeill, a math
education major said, “I came here
because I needed something to link
me to all the various organizations
I could join.”
Moses concluded; “You have a
long struggle ahead of you, just
don’t give up.”
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The center’s art gallery is plagued by bad lighting, and its walls are not ideal for
displaying artwork, Moses said.
There is a ESAi General
at 4:3€p.m. in Upendc
Lcunge (Chase nail) April 1.
Afterward, there will be a
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