Sigh. You want to tell yourself that we’re making progress, that things are getting better. But sometimes, you have to be honest, and take an honest look at the world.
This is a letter written by an amazingly talented, wise, and intelligent man that I’m proud to say that I know personally. Take the read. It’s worth it.
To the Brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon,
My name is Ja’han Jones and I serve as the President of the African American Men of Arizona State University. Admittedly, I write this letter with regret, for surely, a man hopes to come in contact with another man only for purposes of solidarity, unity, and love. Having been made aware, however, of your most recent egregious act of denigration toward the African American community, I find myself in your mailbox—on your computer screen, perhaps—for purposes much less fortunate. I write, now, with no intent to reprimand, or defame, or scold, but to ask with the utmost sincerity: Why?
On the campus of Arizona State University exists an abundance of student-led organizations, each—with every act—etching its own legacy into the very concrete upon which we walk. The legacy of the African American Men of Arizona State University is one from which my constituents…
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