North Carolina Newspapers

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THE CAMPUS ECHO
Friday, February 28, 1969
-Brewer Views-
(Continued from Page 2)
Boy. While northern blacks
you would still think that they
are up-tight with the white
man sitting next to him think
ing all of the time that they
have got just as much freedom
as white folks.
Martin Luther King is dead
Negroes and so is non-violence.
How can we continue to accept
black people dying at the hands
of white racists day after ^ day.
Does it really mean that we
really reject ourselves? The
only thing that prevented you
from being in a target area is
your lucky absence. The only
outlet that we all have is the
day of acceptance which says,
“Once I get out of here I’ll get
a ten-thousand-dollar job and
live normally like the people
down the street.” How many
of your friends or relatives
make ten thousand dollars a
year?
Suddenly, a black, bushy
head brother or sister emerges
to tell us that we are in a
dream world. So what do we
do to counter this movement?
Black students reply, “There
goes one of those black mili
tants again; huh, he wants to
burn our opportunity down.”
Yes, we the clean out nigger
haters call or label them as the
militant. What does this word
mean? Did your high school
teacher give you this work on a
test? Did you make it up? No,
Brother and Sister, the white
press gave us this word to
kill ourselves with. It is very
easy you know; we accept every
thing that the white press tells
us.
The word “militant” was
formed to label any black per
sons who fought for their hu
man rights, American constitu
tional privileges, or any. other
thing that a man is boimd to
respect. Remember, anything
that is black and not passive
is anti-establishment. And yet,
we still obey our white masters,
colored poor administrators,
and call ourselves stupid sav
ages that can’t be satisfied with
what we have got. Well, what
do we have?
Leroi Jones recently wrote in
Negro Digest that “thp word
“militant” is a tired word, be
cause it doesn’t really suggest
change, not change that revolu
tion implies. You can be a mili
tant about wanting to have a
water fountain in front of your
house and everybody on the
block might think you as a radi
cal, but it does not have to be
revolutionary; it does not have
to be nationalistic.”
The word “militant,” there
fore, kills any image of strug
gle for unity. The white man’s
most famous principle of con
trol is “split, divide, control,
and conquer.” This principle of
control simply adheres to the
fact that black people are best
controlled by making them fight
among themselves. Negro col
leges have submitted to white
values in education; therefore,
they prompt you to believe
that you must have no indepen
dence of thought. For instance,
in any of your classes try not
to go along with what your
teacher has said; you will find
yourself in an academic bind.
This will occur if your infor
mation is clustered with black
identity and if you are alone
in the conversation. Students are
afraid, therefore, to express
themselves, right or wrong. The
only hang up is that the black
nice students are still getting
F’s and D’s.
Why then are students who
are quiet and cooperative still
getting the white or colored
hammer of oppression? “T h e
teacher is the meister of the class
and the student is the slave”
replied one history teacher. If
we the homo-loquens (the talk
ing man), would stop talking
and put our words into action,
if we the college homo-sapiens
(thinking man), would stop
thinking and start doing things
in unison; if we the college
student would keep Vcdues, live
black truth and conduct our
studies, not for the grade but
for the improvement of the
mind, then the mathematics of
surface oppression would be
destroyed. With this audacity be
ing applied to a dogmatic nihi-
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-Trustees Meet-
(Continued from Page 1)
Assembly; What role does the
phasing out of the law school
and the college receiving uni
versity status?
Mr. Clarence Watkins, a board
member stated that the Board
felt that the Law School should
be continued and that the Board
would do all that it could to
see that it would not be phased
out. He also stated that the final
determination of the school’s
operation would be left to the
General Assembly.
Mr. Watkins cited the reasons
for phasing out the law school
as being that of two law schools
operated by the state; the
schools are two close to each
other geographically; and the
state is not financially able to
support two schools. The Board
believes however that the state
is able to support two schools.
Mr. Watkins said in regard to
university status that the school
was asked to seek regional uni
versity status. He stated that
the Board believed that there
were several material advantag
es in being a imiversity.
A student asked what the new
name of the institution would
be. Dr. Whiting answered by
saying that several names have
been suggested. Among these
names were Piedmont Univer
sity, Shepard University; Dur
ham University, and North Car
olina Central University. Dr.
Whiting pointed out that the
name North Carolina Central
University would allow for the
initials NCC.
Another question posed was
why is money turned back to
the state? The answer was that
money was set up on a line-item
budget and not a program bud
get. Line-item budgeting money
lism, the world we live in would
be freed from the number one
killer in this world—^white op
pression.
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The Campus takes great pride
in naming Mrs. Janie G. Shaw
as the outstanding Eagle of the
Month. There is no doubt in our
minds that she is qualified, for
she is a lady of charm, person
ality, and good will.
Mrs. Shaw is a cafeteria work
er and can be identified best
by her smile. She began work
here on August 31, 1967. Sho
is. the mother of one daughter,
Marvina and. has one grand
child, Denise. Mrs. Shaw lives g
at 215 Dawkins Street and is |i
a graduate of Second Ward High ^
in Charlotte.
If a prize were to be given
for the “Miss Congeniality” of
cafeteria workers, Mrs. Shaw
would surely be the recipient.
Though she goes through a rigo
rous, frustrating day and has to
Mrs. Janie Shaw
is allocated for a particular area
and is non-transferrable. Mr.
William Jones, vice president of
financial affairs, said that mon
ey was turned back largely in
the area of salaries. This was so
because of the institution’s in
ability to fill positions with pro
fessors. In a case of this nature,
an instructor is hired at less
pay.
At the end of the meeting, a
demonstration was staged by a
group of students, identified by
one student as The Black Action
Party. The students carried sev
eral placards which were aimed
at the Board. Some placards
carried the inscriptions of
“Down with the white master”
and “We want a black board.”
contend with the worst of us,
she still manages to display a
smile when the clock strikes
the day’s end.
Oftentimes, students enter the
cafeteria exhausted from the
hustle and bustle of campus life
and are in their worst moods;
but, the minute they see Mrs.
Shaw’s broad, friendly smile,
they can’t help but smile also.
One can help but think what
this campus would be like if all
staff workers, professors, ad
ministrators and students could
promote human relations as Mrs.
Shaw does unconsciously with
just a smile.
Hats off to Mrs. Janie G.
Shaw, February’s Eiagle of the
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