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Students Burn Latina Author's Book

Postby Aeritai » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:29 pm

Students at a Georgia university burned a Latina author's book after she talked about white privilege at a campus event.

Video showing a group of laughing students gathering around a flaming grill, watching pages of the book "Make Your Home Among Strangers" burn, has been widely shared on social media. The footage was shot shortly after author Jennine Capó Crucet spoke at Georgia Southern University's campus in Statesboro on Wednesday.

Capó Crucet's acclaimed novel tells the story of a young Cuban American girl who is accepted to a prestigious university in the U.S. It has been required reading in some freshman classes at the university.

The book burning came after a white student asked Capó Crucet during a question-and-answer session why she "made a lot of generalizations about the majority of white people being privileged," the university’s student newspaper, the George-Anne, reported.

“I noticed that you made a lot of generalizations about the majority of white people being privileged,” the student said. “What makes you believe that it’s okay to come to a college campus, like this, when we are supposed to be promoting diversity on this campus, which is what we’re taught? I don’t understand what the purpose of this was."

Capó Crucet responded, “I came here because I was invited and I talked about white privilege because it’s a real thing that you are actually benefiting from right now in even asking this question.”

JaQuaylon Taylor, 18, a freshman at the university, told NBC News that the student's question at the talk "threw everybody off ... There was a lot of negativity in that space."

After video of Capó Crucet's book getting torched circulated, the author said in a statement Friday that she had been invited to "give a talk on issues concerning diversity and the college experience, one that expanded on the themes of my novel."

Capó Crucet said that after the student's question, which she said led to students shouting back and forth at each other across the room, she asked faculty to follow up with the student who had posed the question and any others who may be similarly upset, "because a compassionate and continuing conversation needed to occur."

"We weren’t going to answer these questions in one night of discussion," she said in her statement.


Source for more information on the matter: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/geo ... e-n1065396

As for my opinion on this matter, I think it's just disrespectful that these students would burn Crucet's book just because it mentions "white privilege." They're allowed to disagree with her views, but burning her book is taking it too far. Hopefully, this doesn't stop the author from writing more books in the future because of this incident.

What's your opinion NSG? Were the students disrespectful or we're they in the right?
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Postby Samadhi » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:31 pm

Burning books is stupid.
White privilege is stupid.

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Postby Neko-koku » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:32 pm

Book burning is legal if the book being burned is owned by the arsonist. Otherwise it is malicious destruction of property.

Oh and stop moralizing, both sides.
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Postby Aeritai » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:34 pm

Neko-koku wrote:Book burning is legal if the book being burned is owned by the arsonist. Otherwise it is malicious destruction of property.

Oh and stop moralizing, both sides.


How was I moralizing both sides?
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Postby New haven america » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:36 pm

Funnily enough, most Hispanics and Latinos not being considered white is mainly a North American thing, and actually quite recent. Most South and Central American's don't consider Hispanic/Latino a race, and Americans/Canadians didn't start considering them a separate race until the 80's or 90's (And still aren't both legally and officially, as Hispanic/Latino doesn't appear or either's census as an actual racial category).

So I'm gonna say that everyone in this situation is being stupid.
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Postby Neko-koku » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:37 pm

Aeritai wrote:
Neko-koku wrote:Book burning is legal if the book being burned is owned by the arsonist. Otherwise it is malicious destruction of property.

Oh and stop moralizing, both sides.


How was I moralizing both sides?

It's not a crime to be offensive. So bashing any race is legal. As for book burning its legality depends on ownership of the burned books, not their content or authorship.

You are moralizing for one side.
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Postby Nakena » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:37 pm

Whats the book about?

Also ofc without this the thread isnt complete.
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Postby Neko-koku » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:38 pm

New haven america wrote:Funnily enough, most Hispanics and Latinos not being considered white is mainly a North American thing, and actually quite recent. Most South and Central American's don't consider Hispanic/Latino a race, and Americans/Canadians didn't start considering them a separate race until the 80's or 90's (And still aren't both legally and officially, as Hispanic/Latino doesn't appear or either's census).

So I'm gonna say that everyone in this situation is being stupid.


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Postby Gagium » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:43 pm

...Why is this a thread? Can people not do what they want with their private property anymore without a thread on NSG being made on it? : P
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Postby Aeritai » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:44 pm

Nakena wrote:Whats the book about?

Also ofc without this the thread isnt complete.


According to the Google summary of the book.

Make Your Home Among Strangers, the debut novel of short story writer Jennine Capó Crucet, tells the story of a Cuban-American family in Miami in the wake of a fictionalized version of the real Gonzalez affair, in which a young boy floated across the ocean on a raft from Cuba to Miami
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Postby Neko-koku » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Gagium wrote:...Why is this a thread? Can people not do what they want with their private property anymore without a thread on NSG being made on it? : P

Exactly. Fuck moralists.
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Postby Great Precision » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:46 pm

New haven america wrote:Funnily enough, most Hispanics and Latinos not being considered white is mainly a North American thing, and actually quite recent. Most South and Central American's don't consider Hispanic/Latino a race, and Americans/Canadians didn't start considering them a separate race until the 80's or 90's (And still aren't both legally and officially, as Hispanic/Latino doesn't appear or either's census as an actual racial category).

So I'm gonna say that everyone in this situation is being stupid.


Who was considered "White" was a burning question throughout Latin America from the very early days of its colonization by Spain and Portugal. There were laws dictating who was and wasn't White, based on how much European blood they had. It was a very contentious issue throughout the period of Latin American revolutions, and continued long after.And it continues to be so.

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Postby Aureumterra » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:47 pm

Neko-koku wrote:
New haven america wrote:Funnily enough, most Hispanics and Latinos not being considered white is mainly a North American thing, and actually quite recent. Most South and Central American's don't consider Hispanic/Latino a race, and Americans/Canadians didn't start considering them a separate race until the 80's or 90's (And still aren't both legally and officially, as Hispanic/Latino doesn't appear or either's census).

So I'm gonna say that everyone in this situation is being stupid.


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Postby Jabberwocky » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:50 pm

Burning books is strictly for the abysmally ignorant. If you don't like it, don't read it.
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Postby Radiatia » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:52 pm

No matter how much I disagree with the author, I absolutely cannot advocate book burning.

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Postby Empire of Ur » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:54 pm

I think the students were very disrespectful. Instead of argueing their opinions to Capó, they just burned her book and made fun of it.
Book-burning should never be acceptable unless its a book that is actualy corrupting outhers like some 20s KKK Book.
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Postby Drongonia » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:57 pm

Okay. So they burned their books? This is not really news.
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Postby Gagium » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:59 pm

Empire of Ur wrote:I think the students were very disrespectful. Instead of argueing their opinions to Capó, they just burned her book and made fun of it.

I presume you skipped over the OP entirely, especially the part that states this occurred they burnt her book exactly after doing just that?
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Postby Empire of Ur » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Gagium wrote:
Empire of Ur wrote:I think the students were very disrespectful. Instead of argueing their opinions to Capó, they just burned her book and made fun of it.

I presume you skipped over the OP entirely, especially the part that states this occurred they burnt her book exactly after doing just that?


No and the students still should have not burnt her book. Book-Burning is never the good idea for arguing your case.
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Postby Neko-koku » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:04 pm

Empire of Ur wrote:I think the students were very disrespectful. Instead of argueing their opinions to Capó, they just burned her book and made fun of it.
Book-burning should never be acceptable unless its a book that is actualy corrupting outhers like some 20s KKK Book.

You don't really oppose book burning. Instead you just take sides about whose books can be morally burned.
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Postby Empire of Ur » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:05 pm

Neko-koku wrote:
Empire of Ur wrote:I think the students were very disrespectful. Instead of argueing their opinions to Capó, they just burned her book and made fun of it.
Book-burning should never be acceptable unless its a book that is actualy corrupting outhers like some 20s KKK Book.

You don't really oppose book burning. Instead you just take sides.


True, but I oppose SOME book-burning. Like the ones that happined in Nazi Germany and this case.
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Postby Cekoviu » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:06 pm

Book burning is cowardly, stupid, and does nothing productive.
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Postby Neko-koku » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:07 pm

Empire of Ur wrote:
Neko-koku wrote:You don't really oppose book burning. Instead you just take sides.


True, but I oppose SOME book-burning. Like the ones that happined in Nazi Germany and this case.


So you are just a tribalist not very different from the.other side that also makes up reasoning based on their interests and sentiments.

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Postby Neko-koku » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:07 pm

Cekoviu wrote:Book burning is cowardly, stupid, and does nothing productive.

Hey what about burning books thay you hate?
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