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Volume 100, Issue 77
Wednesday, October 7, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
: The Student Congress Rules and Ju
diciary Committee voted unanimously
at its Tuesday meeting to recommend to
the full congress a bill that would re
move a rider on the budgets of Bisexu
als, Gay Men, Lesbians and Allies for
Diversity and Graduate Students United.
The rider, which was placed on the
two budgets by the 73rd Student Con
gress in February, states that B-GLAD
and GSU and their organizational pub
lications cannot use student govern
ment funds to advocate, endorse or op
pose legislation, government actions,
candidates for public office or political
' The rider also requires that B-GLAD
and GSU publications be subject to
post-publication censorship by Student
:- "It's the only fair thing the commit
Bellecourt urges cultural awareness
In a speech to about 1 50 students and
University community members, Native-American
Bellecourt warned that while his mes
sage might be disturbing, thought-provoking
and startling, he also hoped "to
lift your spirits."
Bellecourt delivered a message of
social equality to the Hamilton 100
crowd, saying he wanted to provide a
greater understanding of why Native
Americans were opposed to the use of
cultural symbols "for American's fun
Bellecourt co-founded the American
Indian Movement chapter in Denver
and has been involved with Native
American issues for 25 years.
His speech Tuesday night was part of
a national speaking tour.
He stressed his wish for different
ethnic and cultural groups to "live to
gether in mutual respect, love and peace"
but also called for restoration of land
and restitution for the crimes commit
ted against Native Americans.
- Bellecourt welcomed those of Native-American
heritage, saying they
were "literally survivors of the Ameri
can holocaust that began when Christo
pher Columbus got off the boat."
He went on to give a brief history of
the Native-American experience dur
ing the 500 years since the landing of
the "colonial pirate" Columbus to give
the audience a clearer understanding of
the American Indian Movement.
Native Americans actually discov
ered Columbus rather than the other
way around, Bellecourt said.
He also blamed the exploitation of
Native Americans on the greed of the
United States' white, imperialist gov
ernment, citing various instances of
oppression by the white institution.
As examples, Bellecourt cited the
confiscation of Native-American lands,
Talks with BCC Advisory Board
next goal for blue-ribbon panel
By James Lewis i
Staff Writer ff'i0'-fi
An apparent gridlock between the
black cultural center working group
headend by Provost Richard
McCormick and the BCC Advisory
Board has- some members of
McCormick's panel concerned.
The group, created to compose plans
for a new or expanded BCC, met for
about three hours mis week at die :
Carolina Inn and passed three resolu
tions stating their approval of a free
standing Sonja Haynes Stone Black
Cultural Center and their willingness
to work with the BCC Ad visory Board.
After the meeting, McCormick
named UNC junior Adrian Patillo,
former Board of Trustees Chairman
Robert Eubanks and Dr. Allen Mask
to a subcommittee to try to open talks
with the BCC Advisory Board. "Be
tween (the three), I thought they would
have some rapport with students," he
McCormick saidTuesday night that
board members he had spoken with
said the' advisory board still wanted a
written statement from Chancellor
Paul Hardin before meeting with the
For every human problem, there
tee could have
done," said Doug
still very pleased
that they recom
mended the bill be
Cohen, Dist. 6,
who presented the
bill, said the
amendment was a chance for the 74th
Student Congress to right a wrong done
by its predecessor.
"I think we have the opportunity to
change this and get rid of something we
shouldn't have done in the first place,"
he said. "I think especially B-GLAD's
deprived. I think (the rider) should be
removed because if you're going to slap
that kind of restriction on, you have to
do it to everyone."
the brutal slaughtering of almost an
entire race of people and the degrada
tion of the Native-American culture.
Bellecourt told the crowd that gov
ernment agencies such as the CIA had
attempted to "disrupt, discredit, misdi
rect and neutralize the leaders" of vari
ous social and cultural organizations in
the United States.
He referred to civil rights leaders
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X,
saying, "Look how they were neutral
ized." Bellecourt used the visibility of these
leaders to show how little was known
about the struggle and fight of Native
"People know more about the indig
enous struggle in the Americas around
the world than people right here in the
Americas know," he said.
"And they purposely kept you igno
rant about knowing anything about the'
real history of America."
Bellecourt focused on the public's
ignorance about Native-American cul
ture and heritage.
"You don't know anything about our
culture, " he said.
"That's why when we say we don't
like to be used for America's fun and
games, you say 'I don't get it."'.
Bellecourt explained that Native
Americans had sacred ceremonies, simi
lar to Christianity or any other religious
When these symbols are mocked for
others' enjoyment such as mascots
for athletic teams like the Washington
Redskins or the Cleveland Indians it
is very insulting to the culture, he said.
"So then you can understand when
we see fans coming into the stadium,
with a tomahawk in one hand and a can
of beer in the other one, chicken feath
ers in their hair and paint all over their
faces," he said, referring to chants and
ceremonial costumes adopted by the
followers of several professional sports
; Richard Cole, a member of the group ;
and dean of the School of Journalism
and Mass Communication, said he be
lieved the meeting was a step forward
for me committee.
"This is obviously a very delicate
situation," Cole said. "We must move
expeditiously. We must go forward
while allowing ample time for input
from individuals and student groups."
Committee member and former Char
lotte Mayor Harvey Gantt said he also
, believed the committee had made
progress. He added that he hoped the
group would discuss more specifics in
cluding the site, the programs offeredin
the building and the price of the struc
ture at the next meeting.
"I for one would like to see this issue
: resolved so mat the students can get
back to studying," Gantt said.
Wendell Haynes, father of the late
UNC Professor Sonja Haynes Stone
and working group member, said he
thought the process was moving in the
right direction. He added that he and his
wife Doris Haynes, who also is a group
member, were "very optimistic" about
Patillo said the recent discussions
had helped him understand what a long
process the panel had begun.
for final vote
Cohen said he
thought the groups
were treated un
fairly by last year's
congress. "I think
it's unduly dis
said. "It's (unfair)
for us to single out
student groups be
cause of what
some congress Michael Kolb
think. These groups should be in a posi
tion to print anything they wish to print."
Speaker Pro Tempore Michael Kolb,
Dist. 1, proposed two amendments to
One amendment removed part of the
bill that stated that the restrictions placed
on the B-GLAD budget were in direct
violation of Chancellor Paul Hardin's
September 1990 "Statement of Non
Discrimination" and violated campus
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Vincent Bellecourt tells audience members to "live together in mutual respect"
Bellecourt closed his speech by en- establishment of an institute for indig-
couraging the teaching of Native-Ameri- enous studies and resources,
can culture, the recruitment of more "Let's get on with building a real
Native-American professors and the American revolution."
"I've always been kind of impa
tient," he said. "That's one of my
faults, I guess. I know now that it's
going to take a lot more time than I
Patillo said be hoped future meet
ings would include members of the
BCC Advisory Board
"I was hoping that the next meeting
could be a joint meeting with the BCC
Advisory Board," he said. "I hope that
they reconsider and come to the table.
'It's the whole University's build
ing. The whole University should be
in on it, especially the ones that have
been in on it for the long haul."
Patillo also said he was frustrated
with the lack of support from the advi
sory board. '1 really can't be optimis
tic about it because they're not budg
ing a bit," he said. "I understand the
anger, but I don't understand why it' s
so important that they have Hardin's
This working group is the best
shot that this University has had in
years of getting a free-standing build
ing. I just don't understand the
Patrick Rivers, a doctoral student
See BCC, page 5
is a neat, plain solution and it is
policy by restricting the rights and privi
leges of University-recognized student
"I think (the whereas clauses) make
this bill more difficult to pass," Kolb
Kolb also added a clause to the bill
stating that it was understood that groups
receiving Student Congress funds may
not use the funds to support candidates
for political office and endorse political
'This is to be a notice, not to be a
discriminatory rider," he said. It' s extra
notice for a group that hasgoneoverthe
Ferguson said he was glad the bill
passed despite the added clauses."I
would question the motives of the com
mittee in removing (the two whereas ,
clauses) because I do feel the rider was
in direct violation of (Hardin's) policy,"
he said. "In my opinion, it was a direct
violation because it singled us out."
Campus drive major contributor
to rise in registered county voters
By Paul Bredderman
Students who registered in the Pit as
part of a three-week voter registration
drive made up the better part of an
increase in registered voters in Orange
County, election officials said Tues
day. Barbara Strickland, Orange County
elections supervisor, said she thought
as many as 6,000 Orange County citi
zens had registered to vote since Sep
tember. Erik Ose, a voter registrar and Uni
versity senior, said about 4,200 of those
people were registered in the Pit.
"Nearly all of (the 4,200) were stu
dents and faculty," Ose said.
Strickland said as many as 1,000
more people had registered since Sep
tember than had registered in the same
period of other presidential election
"More students are more interested
in a presidential election than any other
election," Strickland said.
According to the county board of
elections, 60,245 voters were registered
in Orange County in July 1992.
The board of elections cannot deter
mine the number of registered voters in
Orange County untjl they count the
changes get OK
from state Bane
At its Tuesday meeting, the seven
member State Personnel Commission
approved changes to the UNC griev
ance procedure, effectively making
the new policy law for all University
Chancellor Paul Hardin submitted
the policy to the Office of State Pi r
sonnel earlier this month without first
notifying staff representath es. rais
ing concerns among some employees
that he was not giving them enough
time toquesb'on or discuss the changes,
: According to observers, there was
no discussion or debate among SPC
"It went as normally as it possible
could," said Brenda Harris, the UNC
Hospitals personnel actions and
records department manager. "It was
on the agenda, it was brought forth, it
was approved, and that was it."
Edwards grievance sent
back to Superior Court
By Anna Griffin
UNC police officer Keith Edwards
scored another victory over the Univer
sity Tuesday as the N.C. Court of Ap
peals ruled that the State Personnel
Commission must decide whether per
sonnel changes in a 1987 departmental
reorganization constituted promotions
or transfers and whether Edwards was
discriminated against during the realign
ment. Under the ruling, the Orange County
Superior Court, which ruled in May that
the State Personnel Commission could
not consider the discrimination claim,
must send the case back to the SPC
The SPC now must decide whether
the reorganization, which resulted in
the establishment of new ranks and ad
dition of dudes for several officers, con
stituted promotions. The SPC also must
rule whether Edwards, who did not re
ceive a change in rank, was discrimi
nated against in the realignment.
Edwards and several other officers
complained after the 1 987 reorganiza
tion that the transfers were not posted
for all officers, just for friends and close
associates of police administrators.
"My understanding is that (the SPC)
originally decided that they didn't have
the jurisdiction to determine whether
Keith Edwards was discriminated
against," said David Parker, the assis
tant attorney general representing the
University. "My assumption is that (the
recent registration forms and account
for people who have moved and are no
longer registered in Orange County.
Ose helped organize a voter registra
tion campaign, along with Alpha Phi
Alpha fraternity and the Student Envi
ronmental Action Coalition, that lasted
three weeks in the Pit.
Sixty percent of those who registered
in the Pit had never registered before,
Ose said. Some turned 1 8 recendy, and
others decided to register after they
became interested in this year's presi
dential election, he added.
The other 40 percent were already
registered to vote, but not in Orange
County, Ose said.
Those who registered in the Pit reg
istered Democrat over Republican by
almost a 2 to 1 margin, Ose estimated.
"This is an exciting race," Ose said.
"People feel like they do have a clear
Kay Wijnberg, president of the local
chapter of the League of Women Vot
ers, said more people tended to register
to vote in presidential campaign years.
The poor economy and high unem
ployment rates are on people's minds
more during this presidential election
than in the 1988 election, she said.
Ose, who has registered people on
campus during the past three years, said
SPC members did not say when the
policy would go into effect.
The changes in the grievance policy
: Speeding uptheprocessby chang
ing the time period for response in
Step 2 from 30 to 15 days. In Step 2,
the departmental supervisor hears the
case. Also under the new policy, Step
3 hearings would have to be scheduled
within 30 days of assignment to the
panel chairman, unless "medical con
ditions or other personal emergencies
prevent a party, panelist or key wit
ness from attending."
: ; Changing the Step 3 panel to in
clude only staff members. Step 3 used
to be led by faculty members and con
sisted of staff members. Employees
had complained that under the old
policy, the chancellor disregarded their
See PERSONNEL, page 5
SPC) will rule again on whether she was
The SPC initially heard the case as a
Step 4 University grievance and ruled
that it did not have jurisdiction to decide
: the status of the personnel transfers. In
the Step 4 case, the SPC overruled the
recommendation of Administrative Law
Judge Delores Nesnow, who reported
to the SPC that she believed the moves
were promotions and that Edwards had
been discriminated against
After Edwards and Alan McSurely,
her attorney and a local civil rights
activist, appealed the SPC ruling, an
Orange County Superior Court judge
responded by ruling that Edwards had
not been discriminated against. Emer
gency Superior Court Judge Henry
McKinnon did say in his ruling that he
agreed with Nesnow's decision, except
where it concerned discrimination.
But McSurely said Tuesday that he
was considering using McKinnon' s rul
ing as the basis for blocking the case's
return to the SPC.
The Court of Appeals decision comes
about six weeks after the case was heard
in Raleigh before three judges. Edwards
and McSurely had said after the pre
liminary hearing that they were confi
dent of victory.
On Tuesday, Edwards said she was
ecstatic over the latest turn of events.
"This is what I hoped and prayed
for," she said. "Still, it's kind of sad that
the University still won't take responsi
bility for its employees."
students had registered in high numbers
during that time. Three thousand three
hundred students registered to vote in
1990, a high number for a non-presidential
election year, Ose said.
Many students wanted to vote in that
year's U.S. senate race between Demo
cratic candidate Harvey Gantt and Re
publican incumbent Jesse Helms, Ose
The League of Women voters is try
ing to think of ways to encourage people
to vote Nov. 3, and Wijnberg said she
hoped people would call the group with
their ideas on how to do that.
"(Now) we need to refocus our en
ergy to get the registered voters to the
polls," Wijnberg said.
University political science Profes
sor Thad Beyle said a local growth in
population might have caused the in
crease. Beyle added that among people 1 8 or
older nationwide, 50 percent of them
voted during a presidential election.
Students who already were regis
tered but had moved to another local
address in a different precinct were re
quired to register again.
Students who did not do so before the
Oct. 5 deadline must go to their former
poll site Nov. 3, where they will be told
where to vote.