The Dartmouth Observer
Thursday, November 13, 2003
Attack of the Killer Tards, supplement
And Grace will share her email with you too. Go Observer.
"Date: 13 Nov 2003 13:35:13 EST
From: Ahmad M. Abdur-Rahim
Subject: sorry for the cluttering
i know all this may seem sort of confusing, but i didnt have the time to carefully plan my actions since the incident happened last night and i thought that it warranted immediate action. forgive me for my negligence.
this is an explanation i got from one of the Aires...
--- Forwarded message from Ivan J. Grant ---
>Date: 13 Nov 2003 03:10:40 EST
>From: Ivan J. Grant
>Subject: Re: ARE THE AIRES AIRHEADS?!
>To: Senam Y. Kumahia
--- You wrote:
you're an Aire, right? what's this all about?
--- end of quote ---
The freshmen are required to write a skit for their first greek show. ALL FOUR of them wrote it together. That's 2 white guys and 2 black guys. They're ALL GOOD FRIENDS. Actually, the one black guy, I KNOW, wrote some of the more offensive stuff. The idea was that they would make fun of the stupid stereotypes laid out in culture about black and white. It was supposed to be light-hearted and a statement to the fact that the AIRES OBVIOUSLY AREN'T THAT WAY. The skit didn't quite go the way the blitz explained, but I'd rather explain in person than on blitz.
Believe me, the aires are not racist. . .
It's an awful awful thing when things are read out of context. In my opinion, the skit went too far, and it's all about knowing the people who wrote it and what they meant, and unfortunately, that's not always clear.
Straight from the horse's mouth, just what we thought.