“Spooks”. Yes…..a black man from Chicago via Brown University and the University of Chicago refers to other black people at WSSU and in Winston-Salem as “Spooks”.
“Niggers”. Yes….one of his subordinates referred to other black people (and, in this case, white people too) as “Niggers” in an open meeting i.e “I’m tired of you niggers…..” (Mr. Hunter…as long as you lay very low I won’t bother with you too much…but you ought to be ashamed of yourself and resign your position). Bad enough that he did it with a white man in the room. Even worse that he would say it at all in a professional environment….at a school whose history is linked to the painful history of that word.
“Spooks”. “Niggers”. This from two top ranking officials at a prideful black university. Remember….they fired a white football coach for saying “I’m the head nigger in charge”….but these black men get a free pass. The fact that this is being allowed to happen (and the BOT knows about it) is absolutely disgraceful. The fact that President Bowles knows about it and has publicly done nothing is even worse.
President Bowles, you would fire a white man for saying either in a nano-second….I truly believe that. And yet you’ll let a black man degrade, intimidate, and emotionally abuse other black people at one of your schools (and whatever white person happens to get caught in the cross fire) and sit in silence. This is shameful, SHAMEFUL that you would not, at the very least, have your people investigate these FACTS! PLEASE….don’t let this continue. The people at WSSU understand the preassures on you and have waited patiently, but this has to be addressed. They need you to step up and handle this.
I write this to let the WSSU family know that you have a friend and to expose this situation for what it is: Abusive. President Bowles, the people at WSSU need your protection. They know you hired him and that it’s embarassing to have to admit you made a mistake. Sometimes you have to admit a “miscalculation” was made in order to show the true depth of leadership. This is one of those times.
I’ll be posting everyday until Dr. Reaves “resigns” his position. You see…that’s how classy institutions allow even the disgraced to leave: “resignation”. Not this Chancellor: He fires people quite publicly and marches them out under police escort as if they were common criminals. Ask Robert Botley. Ask Chico Caldwell. He rules by fear and intimidation and then tries to recruit people who rule the same way. Funny thing about that……..they’re incredibly overpaid (have you seen what the HR god father of his children is being paid…..$125,000 or so, at a school with less then 1000 full time employees…come on) and not very good at what the do. We’ll get to each one of them, in time.
Before we (and I say we because this will be an army before long) give more history (and post letters that have been sent to GA) let’s start with two timely examples of this administration’s arrogance and detachment from the rest of civilization:
(1) This community forum thats happening at the Anderson Center next Wednesday. WSSU and W-S community…understand what they are trying to accomplish: Think about this for a minute…if you respond to that RSVP then they know who’s coming to this “open” forum. If they know who’s coming, they can prepare for possible questions. If they request you RSVP they can “scare” some who may otherwise attend into staying at home.
Ohhhh….and if they have it in a crackerbox of a room they can conveniently refuse entry to folks due to “fire code” risks. Who ever heard of having a community forum in a city of 200,000 people with 80% of the alumni base living within a 2 hour drive of the school in a room that can only seat about 100….maybe? They are trying to control you, WSSU and Citizens of Winston-Salem. Don’t let it happen!!! They are trying to tell you that “you can call in your questions”. Can’t you just see the wonderful Ravonda Dalton Rann (Madam Chancellor, thank you very much) saying “Ooops…phone line just went dead, so sorry. Next question please from, yes, Dorcus Colvin!!!” ($175,000…..more than the exiled Provost…at a school with 5,900 kids….at a school with an $18Million endowment and a 35% 6 year graduation rate…$175,000……really!?!?!?).
WSSU and Citizens of Winston-Salem: show up in droves and give your questions to Beufort Bailey (a fool for sure….but a damned handy one who keeps people honest. Got to respect that….) so that he can ask them(because…you know that he will). City officials, state officials from GA and OSP..show up and see the environment that this Chancellor has created at WSSU. Get a sample of the disgraceful show…like the one he put on in the Thompson Center Staff Senate Forum last year.
(2) Hey, Beufort…beyond all the investigating of the illegal purchases of Johnny Walker made by Madam Chancellor (yes…..who signed Harold Martin’s name to some of these purchases WITHOUT putting her initials on it so that it would be clear to auditors who, in fact, did the actual signing and “approving”…) why don’t you ask this question: Why, during a time when the state is cutting salaries and layoff consideration rumors are running wild on campus, during a time when unemployment is at an all time high and moral is at an all time low, is the Chancellor of a small, poor state University (a) greasing the pockets of another Brown Alumnus to speak at graduation [an ok actor…, but come on…how about YOU giving the speech this year, Mr. Chancellor and tell the people why (I think they would understand); and (b)………What about Nancy Young?
Have some information (facts only, please…no rumor mill garbage..that’s not what we’re going to do with this blog)? Send it to firedonaldreaves at hush dot com