Black Friday Protest
On November 25th, 2016, white UCSD students who painted themselves black shut down all major store outlets in La Jolla and the surrounding area, in protest of the unofficial holiday “Black Friday.”
“Black Friday is offensive to many black people,” A.S. president Danielle Chuarez said. “As a school that accepts all cultures, UCSD does not promote any holidays that may discriminate against those who are less fortunate. Black Friday wrongly attributes black people to being ‘cheap’ and ‘violent.’”
“Black Friday does not appropriately honor black people,” said Jackson Michaels, a UCSD freshman and Black Friday protester. “White people oppress minorities by using discounts to bait them into following their capitalist ways. My duty, as a person of privilege, is to protest their white-washing attempts and break into stores in order to truly give back to my fellow black community–damn it feels good to be an ally.”
Numerous protesters have begun chanting “Not My Holiday” in response to Black Friday sales. Others have already started to set cars on fire and breaking into retail stores in order to further express their rage.
The police have attempted to shut down the protests, but have not made any arrests so far because none of the protesters are actually black.
“We condemn all Black Friday protests,” a Black Lives Matter official stated. “You know I’m finna cop that $200 4k flatscreen at Best Buy”
The morning of Tuesday, April 19th was a sad day for student debt protesters. A dismal crowd had arrived for a support Bernie/Anti-Trump/Pro-Diversity/Stop Student Debt/Anti-affirmative Action Protest/Rally. The organizers were hoping to gather a larger crowd by belting chants and semi-coherent speeches through a megaphone. The first speaker stood in front of the crowd to begin her sob story. She raised the megaphone to her mouth and in sync with her double chin wobbling and cried out “WAAAWWAAA WAAWAAWAA WAAAWAAA WAAAA WAAAAA.”
WAAAWWAAA WAAWAAWAA WAAAWAAA WAAAA WAAAAA.
Initially, we thought the protester had set the megaphone to make her voice sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher, cool. However, as more word-vomit erupted from her mouth we started to realize it was just a really, really shitty megaphone. Not only could nobody understand her, attempts at unified chants quickly devolved into off-beat babbling. As confused passersby dragged their friends away it became apparent that the protestors had failed because of their lack of skrilla and their hoot-ass megaphone.
This all made us here at The Koala wonder, will there ever be enough opposition to rising tuition if voices of minorities cannot be heard? How can we as students help these minorities be heard? We’ve decided the best way to help them is to find out what they have to say first, which is why it is important to get a better megaphone in their hands ASAP. Unfortunately, for the protesters, this is an impossible goal. Nobody at UCSD likes to shell out for anything worthwhile, so the only other solution is to support a candidate that will speak for them. Go to www.ucsdminoritiesneedtobeheard.org to find out more.