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The Ubyssey Feb 25, 1994

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Array *fl        'the vilest rag west ofBlanca"
see centrespread for the
Black History Month supplement
UBC welcomes rich international students
by Ian Gunn
UBC's administration is
considering a proposal that could
see a 10 per cent increase in the
number of students at UBC next
year, president Strangway
announced yesterday.
The plan calls for the number
of international students on
campus to rise from its current 3
per cent to 15 per cent ofthe total
student body.
Under the proposal two-thirds
of the international students
would be paying what Strangway
called "the full cost of their tuition".
The remaining third would be
given a scholarship equivalent to
a tuition waiver for the extra
amount. The increase would swell
the student body by roughly 3,000
At a hastily-called press
conference yesterday, Strangway
said that the plan appealed to the
university for two reasons.
"The full-fee students will be
providing for the student body as
a whole," he said. "They will be
paying the full cost of their
education. That means that they
will be providing monies for more
lab space and more books for the
library, for instance. They will
therefore provide facilities that
others on campus will use as well."
In addition, Strangway said
the alumni this proposal would
create would be "lifelong
ambassadors for BC and the
university... and it fits with our
efforts to increase the
internationalization of the
The fees for the additional
international students would be
high. First and second year arts
students would pay $6,864 a year,
first year science students $11,688
and a master's in engineering
would cost $21,323.
International students
already at UBC need not worry
about facing dramatic fee increases immediately, Strangway
"Obviously there will be
increases, but it would be
unreasonable to accept students
under one fee structure and then
Attendants have no phones
by Sara Martin
In January a new policy
prohibited parkade attendants
from bringing radios to work, and
as of last Monday parkade phones
have been programmed to prevent
calls being made to off-campus
One parkade attendant in a
B-lot kiosk said employees were
not notified about the change to
the phones.
"They didn't send out any
memos or anything, they just had
BC tel come and change the
phones," she said. "There was no
communication about it, they just
did it."
The parkade attendant, who
wanted to remain anonymous, said
she was surprised at the
disciplinary action taken and
stated if parking and security have
problems with some employees
overusing the phones, "they
should put letters on those
people's files and deal with it that
way instead of making these
strange, inhibiting gestures
towards everyone... it's a petty
thing to do."
Now, when someone wants to
make a personal call they will
have to use the pay phones located
outside of each parkade instead
of using the phones inside the
building. Employees calling for a
ride home after work will have to
stand outside and use the pay
phone in order to make this work-
related call.
"It is inconvenient because a
lot of times people will lock their
keys and wallet in their car and
they could just go to the parkade
and use the phone there, but now
they can't do that... it was a public
service," said the parkade
"I've worked in a lot of
different places and I've never
before had anyone say you can't
use the company phones to make
outgoing calls," she said.
Parking manager David
Miller said the new policy was a
response to several complaints
about employees not paying
attention to the customers.
"Its just to confine the calls to
on-campus or work-related,"
Miller said. "They are not
completely cut off."
Employees can still call
emergency numbers and any
incoming calls may leave a
message with parking and security
main number.
Textbooks removed from shelves
by Rick Hiebert
The UBC Bookstore is
starting to remove all textbooks
and course materials from its
shelves—five weeks before the
end of class.
The store is pulling the
materials to allow for the second
phase of major renovations to the
store, which will take place this
summer, store director Debbie
Harvey said.
There has been confusion
about what is going on at the
bookstore folowing the release of
a memo 1 February. The memo
asked instructors to announce
that "Texts and Course materials
will be unavailable to your
students after this date."
Although many professors
made the announcement,
textbooks are still available.
According to Brian Ball, the
bookstore's section head for
textbooks, texts won't be easily
purchasable for much longer.
"We're working on returning
textbooks   now,"   Ball   said
Tuesday. "If your book happened
to be on the top of the list, it may
be gone already. Ninety-nine
percent of the textbooks are still
available though, but the majority
will be pulled by April."
He added that the memo was
not well worded.
"It implied that everything
would be hauled off that same
week, which we didn't intend to
say at all," he said.
Textbooks were pulled instead
of other merchandise as their sale
is not as profitable.
"We sell more computers and
clothes this time of year. We do
make a lot more money on
computers and clothes, so it makes
most sense to keep them out. But
we certainly have a mandate to
sell textbooks," he said.
Ordered textbooks that
haven't yet arrived for this
semester will be shelved and
available, he said. One of associate
professor Bill French's history
classes is still waiting for a book to
"I call it a candidate for memo
ofthe year, it was just amazing,"
French said. "Receivingthe notice
the day before they are to start
pulling texts off the floor when
you are still expecting one is a
little unnerving."
Michael Hughes, student
representative on the board of
governors, is unimpressed with
the UBC Bookstore's action.
"It's really a dumb sounding
move," he said. "It certainly wasn't
done with students in mind."
He added that many poorer
students, faced with hundreds of
dollars in textbook costs, may be
penalized for being too poor to buy
their textbooks until the last
The AMS student council
didn't discuss the bookstore's
action at their 2 February meeting
nor their 16 February annual
general meeting. AMS President
Bill Dobie first heard ofthe texts
being returned on Tuesday, three
weeks after the original memo was
Dobie plans to lobby the
suddenly demand that they pay
under another. Their fees will go
up, of course, but not all of a
sudden," he said.
The university hopes that the
proposal will raise as much as $20
million once it is fully in place.
But, according to Strangway, it is
not designed as a fund-raising
"We do not see this as a
revenue-generating move," he
said. "These students will pay for
themselves, but we don't see this
as a means for raising revenue...
we considered that, but decided in
the end to go the full-cost recovery
route instead."
Given that the proposal
generates no extra money, AMS
president Bill Dobie had a tough
time understanding the reasons
behind the plan.
"I don't see the rationale here
at all. Why accept extra students
when we don't have room for those
who want to be here as it is?"
Dobie asked. "If this is some means
of        publicizing chronic
underfunding [of post-secondary
institutions] by the province, so
be it, but why pack more students
into already crowded classes? They
say that there is going to be no
revenue generated here, so I fail
to see how this is any sort of
Bill Elliot, an Arts graduate
from 1972, voiced concerns that
international students could now
buy their way into the university.
"I've been paying taxes for 18
years, and all of a sudden they
have room for all these foreign
kids," Elliot said.
"Meantime, when you get out
in the real world, there's no extra
spaces for my kids, for your
younger brother and sister.
They're going to take kids who can
pay 100 grand," he said.
"As somebody who has
contributed thousands of dollars
to the university, no more [will I
Asked if he saw a down-side
to the plan, Strangway said his
only real concern was how the
plan might be perceived.
"I guess the perception could
be that these international
students are buying their way into
the university. That is most
assuredly not the case, as they
will all undergo the same
admissions requirements as
domestic students, but we worry
that that might be the way it is
seen," he said.
The bookstore sells more than Just books.
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Federal budget kills KAON
by Ted Young-Ing
Due to cuts in Tuesday's
federal budget, UBC's anti-
particles, other particles and
neutrino (KAON) project has
been cancelled.
Citing an inability to obtain
foreign funding for the KAON
particle accelerator project, the
federal government reneged on
its promise to contribute $608
million to the project.
"It's just too expensive,"
press secretary to the minister of
industry Bill Milliken said. "None
ofthe foreign governments were
prepared to commit to it, and it
certainly wasn't a project that at
that kind of cost the federal
government was prepared to
commit to."
The proposed research project
is a high-energy accelerator which
would create highly charged anti-
protons and anti-matter particles.
It would have been the first such
accelerator in the world.
The project would have cost
$2 billion over ten years. The
original plan called for the federal
and provincial governments to
each contribute a third ofthe cost,
with the remaining third to be
solicited from international
Those attached to the KAON
project however, claim the
government did not do an effective
j ob in selling the project to foreign
"The       cut       is       very
disappointing," UBC vice-
president and chair of the
tri-university meson
facility (Triumf) board of
managers Bob Miller said.
"They weren't selling it
aggressively. They
weren't sincere about
searching for
The KAON project
would have generated an
estimated 17,000
temporary construction
jobs and 500 permanent
research jobs.
An estimated 2,000
international scientists
would have used the
particle accelerator.
KAON is dead. What now?
by Ted Young-Ing
The cancellation of UBC's multi-billion dollar KAON project has meant,
that the tri-university meson facility (Triumf) will have to reexamine its role
in the university research community.
The federal government has scheduled a one-time $4 million allocation
grant so that Triumf can redefine its objectives.
"What wc have to look at now is the base budget of Triumf, "Triumf board
of managers chair Bob Miller said. "This is the central issue in the future of
Triumf. If the base budget is secure, it will continue to be the international
success it has been."
"We have developed an alternative programme," Triumfs associate
director Jean-Michel Poutiffou said. "Triumf has ultimate plans that could
generate some interesting research—not maybe on the scale of KAON—but
it could be interesting if the federal government would support it."
Triumf plans to create ISEC, an isotope accelerator facility which would
enable physicists to study special nuclei and enable nuclear astrophysicists
to create reactions similar to those which occur in supernovae explosions.
"There are several projects that are doing this kind of physics already.
But ISEC would be a unique facility in North America," Poutiffou said.
ISEC would cost $60 million to build the full facility, and could run on
a budget of $35 million—$2 million more than the current Triumf operating
Media friendly Chomsky makes it to Canadian television
by Graham Cook
Noam Chomsky has attained
almost mythical status for saying
immensely rational things.
The Boston-based linguist
and philosopher talks about the
foreign policy ofthe United States
and the way that the mass media
works in terms that get a lot of
people hot under the collar. Yet
his "radical" message is passed
along with a dry professorial
his major public work involves
criticizing US foreign policy and
what Chomsky sees as
government apologists in the
mainstream media.
The film features several
lecture appearances by Chomsky
as w*ell as often hilarious
dialogues with opponents as
diverse as William F. Buckley,
the Dutch defense minister and
Noam chomps at the bit of post-industrial society
speaking style.
Chomsky is at his best in a
film by Montrealers Mark Achbar
and Peter Wintonick called
"Manufacturing Consent: Noam
Chomsky and the Media" which
airs on Monday night 28 February
at 10pm on CBC.
The film uses a variety of
approaches to illustrate
Chomsky's major thesis, that the
mass media in North America and
especially the United States toes
a former editor of
The Ubyssey. It also calls
attention to how the media is put
together, including a tour ofthe
New York Times and interviews
with those involved in
"alternative" media.
"It changed my life"
The film has been a huge hit
on the international festival
circuit and has introduced a lot
mechanical engineering student
at McGill university, and after
seeing the film last summer he
said, "without a doubt [the film]
changed my life."
"My whole outlook on society
has changed, even my outlook on
my career. I'm soon graduating in
engineering, but I don't want to
be an engineer, I want to do
something about the state of this
messy world," Nerenberg said.
J.F. Knoe, a student at
Concordia university said the film
"profoundly changed the way I
looked at many aspects of our
culture and political associations."
Knoe's first exposure to
Chomsky was during the Gulf
War. Knoe thought the war was
"a just war in order to purge the
devil out of Kuwait, and I quickly
placed Chomsky on the list of
'idiots' [for opposing the war]."
But, after seeing the film,
Knoe read all of Chomsky's
political works, and now describes
as "pure genius" Chomsky's ability
to "go against the common grain
and be able to pick out the inherent
problems with our system and to
state them outright."
Michael Leibensperger of
California State University in
Fresno reacted in a different way
to the film.
While he admitted he "was
quite impressed by the movie...
[Chomsky] is quite persuasive,"
Chomsky's eminently logical
approach encouraged him to do
some critical distancing.
"I'm trying to remain critical
of his ideas and methods, though,
because I suspect that is what he
would want," Leibensperger said.
Higher profile folks like David
Suzuki and Judy Rebick have also
lauded the film. "We desperately
need to hear his voice as we roar
along the information highway,"
Suzuki said. Even Burnaby MP
Svend Robinson has faxed all
other MPs urging them to watch
the film.
Teaching Noamthought
Khristina Haddad is a
graduate student at McGill
university who used the film as a
political philosophy TA.
"I was teaching an
introductory course and we
started off by looking at classical
political philosophy, and in one of
my discussion groups we were
looking at who or what was
comparable to Socrates in
contemporary society," Haddad
"We were thinking about
contemporary intellectuals and
Chomsky seemed to be a good fit.
We watched [Manufacturing
Consent] together and talked
about the connections between
Socrates and Noam Chomsky,"
including themes of persecution
and political commitment among
Haddad was first exposed to
Chomsky's writings in a
philosophy of social science class,
and seeing the movie later really
impressed her.
"I think the film is really
rich. One thing that happens in
political philosophy is that we
connect the products of
knowledge with the view of
humans in society. The image in
the film of the man in the
apartment watching TV—this is
something we do really well,
isolatingpeople. The movie brings
all these things together, and
discusses this cumulative effect
that leads to a docile population.
"That was the real virtue of
the movie, it bridged the politics
with the dynamics of bur own
life," she said.
Fighting for Noam on CBC
Chomsky has been receiving
wider attention since the release
ofthe film, but he remains on the
outskirts of mainstream thought.
While he often provides political
commentary for the European
media, he has been shut out of
US punditry.
And while he has appeared
on CBC radio and occasionally on
television, the fight to air the
"Manufacturing      Consent"
documentary on CBC TV was
surprisingly difficult.
Despite winning major
international film awards, the
documentary was passed over by
CBC on several occasions.
Christine Birt, with the
Necessary Illusions production
company which made the film, said
the-negotiations ran up against
"the big chill" at CBC.
The documentary "The Valour
and the Horror" recently aired on
CBC to the vocal protests of some
war veterans.
Birt said that "in defense of
the bureaucrats [at CBC] you have
to remember the Valour and the
Horror was backdrop for Chomsky,
an American anarchist who is
critical ofthe media."
A letter-writing campaign
promoted by the film directors as
they toured to different film
festivals eventually helped secure
the airing.
Another CBC criticism was
that documentaries were "too
highbrow, that the Canadian
working person is not bright
enough to understand them," Birt
In addition to political
worries, the length of the film (167
minutes) was the victim of what
co-director Peter Wintonick calls
"slottism." The film has been cut
to about 100 minutes and will run
as a two hour film with
No word yet as to which
companies will be willing to push ■
their products in between
testimonials from a media-
criticizing anarchist.
February; and on CBC TV's
"Midday" on 28 February, talking
about the situation in Bosnia.
"Worthy" and "unworthy" dead
Chomsky looks to real-life illustrations to bolster his contentions
of media lockstcp. For example, he compares the US media coverage
of one Polish priest killed by the KGB to more than 30 priests killed
by the El Salvador government over a simultaneous one year-period.
The former murder, according to Chomsky, supports the dominant
ideology of anti-communism in the US, thus being a "worthy'" death.
But t he murders ofthe Lat in American priests, killed by proxies ofthe
US government in Salvador, are "unworthy" of coverage hecaune
drawing attention to them questions US intentions in the area.
And as the study proves, the coverage ofthe Salvadorun priests
is miniscule compared to that ofthe Polish victim—less than ten to
one in terms ofthe column inches and minutes of broadcast ofthe
Chomsky also compares coverage of the Cambodian "killing
fields" with the comparable genocide of the East Timorese, by the.
Indonesian government. Again, the former is worthy of continuing
front-page coverage because it condemns communism. The latter
genocide, which is tacitly approved by the US and Canada, is buried
in the newspaper if reported at all.
Chomsky supports neither Soviet-style communism nor
capitalism, preferring instead an approach akin to non-hierarchical
socialism. The "Manufacturing Consent* film provides several
interviews in which Chomsky expounds on his hopes lor a more just
and free future. Black is not a colour.
Black is not a culture.
Black is a state of
It is marginalized,
oppressive repression
of freedom to think
without consequence.
Black is a concept.
Designed to invoke
Binary opposition
to white.
Black is not a colour
It's an image
poor, dirty
Black is a trap
A void in space
Designed to look
It's a concept
Designed to invoke
Images of power, unity
Illusions giving way
to reality.
A state of mind
oppression, repression
A concept designed
To look like progress
but it's not.
Not a culture
an experience.
Not a colour
a concept
to invoke
— Tara
to be
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The courage to be who we are is the challenge of our
future. Blacks have to fearlessly accept themselves on
their own terms. For too long we have lived only as shadows,
following at the heels of certain white people. But as the sun sets
down, all shadows must die. And for many black people the
experience of death happens too often and with too great a
Our families and friendships are dying, along with the
cultural strength and sustenance they provide. Dying is our love
for one another and our love of self. Unfulfilled hopes and
dreams are slowly slipping away, into a grave of embittered
Now more than ever we must come out of the shadows and
resurrect ourselves, to live the lives we want and need most. Our
families must be revived and fortified. Parents and children
caring for each other, as opposed to caring for images of what
we want each other to be. Friendships must be unselfishly
sustained, with brothers and sisters helping, instead of deceiving,
one another.
Our dreams must not be lost In our unconscious slumbering.
We must arise in confidence, knowing what we imagine Is not
beyond our reach. Knowledge of our history will entrust us with
the power of hope, which in turn will entrust us with the spirit to
struggle forward.
As we awaken the souls of our ancestors to pay them
homage, let us not forget that the greatest respect we can show
is to follow in their examples. As we remember Malcolm and
Martin, Marcus Garvey, Mary McLeod Bethune, Harriet Tubman
and the countless number of African heroes and heroines, let us
acknowledge their strong devotion to "Blackness." In the face of
white oppression, their committment to Black prosperity, pride,
and love, was unflinching. For African Heritage month, and
especially the months that follow, our committment must be
even greater.
The Black women's inner beauty and strength has
been objectified Into a "nappy dug-out" or a "big
booty" to be conquered. Rap artists have
exploited the Black female body in order to-increase
their level of "HARDNESS." The rewards reaped from
this exploitation of the Black female materialize as
"nuff props," and the ching! ching! of the cash
For years rap music has been showered»with a
high degree of popularity, but in 1993 the boomin'
bass of Gangsta style rap exploded in the eardrums of
millions. Hardcore hip hop has painted one facet of
the Black community, which is shrouded with
oppression and demoralization by the dominant
culture. Although hip hop is a fair representation of a
certain facet of African-American life, it's often
overshadowed by sexist lyrics.
Honey check it out
You got me mesmerized
With your black hair
And Phat-assed thighs
-A Tribe Called Quest
Don't hypocritically praise me as your Nubian,
Queen who commands respect on one track, and on
the next transform me Into your "bitch" or "ho" in
order to fatten your wallet! The sellout of the Black
woman may take you to the top, but how long will
you survive without a backbone.
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Radical Noise - Black Music
Illegal Sales District - Black Market
Stock Market Crash - Black Monday
The Bad Guys Wear Black
Evil Mistress - Black Widow
Followed By Evil - Black Shadow
When Disease Wipes Out Millions of People - Black Plague
You think 1 don't know
Sub-conscious PSYCHOLOGY Reversed
You think I don't know
You think I don't know
You think I don't know
that everything you fear is Black
I am Black and Aware So Beware
as I cross your path for I am
The one THAT Brings Bad Luck
Hip hop has illustrated the futility of
Black-on-Black shootings, and the
contamination of guns in Black
neighbourhoods. This drawing is amazingly
clear in the minds of all Blacks, but it has
been smeared by the "pull da trigga
nlgga" attitude which glorifies and
trivializes catching a bullet in the heart.
Murder is a hobby
That I had from way back
A hit ain'tsh—
I learned it in class
Creep slow
Shoot fast
-M.C. Pooh
Gangsta beats have sold the image of
"real niggas" as those who are in control of
an uzi or nine. "Real niggas" don't get
stepped on, they simply pull the trigger.
What's real is the brother or sister who
is blown into so many bits that they only left
behind a chalk outline on the concrete or
L.A. Crips who tattoo teardrops on their
faces for how many people they smoke.
Don't sell me an image of the
murderous destruction of a Black mind for -
your own profit, because regardless of
being "real," "it just ain't right."
Centuries ago, Black music lifted the
spirit of our race from the trenches of
slavery and pushed it defiantly along a
road of inequality. Today this struggle
persists, but so does the power of our
music. The strength which it radiates can
be manipulated either positively or
negatively. It is my wish that we harness
the beauty of this force to solely create a
realistic portrait of the black race, without
"selling out" our people.
-V «      5%
I am different from others—my skin is darker, my lips are fuller, my hair is
curlier and my nose is broader. Yes I am definitely different, but that should
not make me any less of a person. But time and time again I see my
people. Black people, on television or in the movies being presented in a
negative light.
For centuries whites have been creating the Images of Blacks in.a negative
light. Yet can we really complain? Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and
perceptions,- whether we agree with them or not. But what we can do, as
people of African descent, is change the picture. Black people should begin to
present themselves through the black perspective.
For instance, at York university's department of fine arts, one can clearly
see that the 'minority' students are truly the minority. A fine arts student admits
that there are approximately only five Black students in the field of film and
video production for both first and second year combined. In theatre/there are
only a couple more. Yet the reasons for these small numbers do not lie solely on
the concept that arts are not preferred by Blacks, but on the concept that they
are not inclined to be interested in the arts.
This is partly due, yet again, to the ever-so-faithful Canadian educational
system. Many Black students perceive drama or art courses to be nothing more
than an easy credit. They don't have to learn anything of importance, and they
don't have to attend the class to get the grade. The truth about the arts is
buried beneath the layers'of white, male, eurocentric views.
Theatre, like so may other artforms, originated in Africa. Of course, this is not
taught specifically and many of the texts state that they cannot go further than
the Greeks due to "the racism and prejudice that existed in those days." It's a
pity "those days" are over and still the truth has not been disclosed.
One should always keep in mind that if an individual is
confident and proud of who they are, they will be more likely to achieve
something in their life time. But if one sees themselves being continually
portrayed as criminals, happy-go-lucky-Negroes or as the ever resilient athlete,
how can they feel confident entering fields which appear alien to their race?
Blacks have to take on the responsibility of portraying Blacks other than
being pimps, hustlers, whores, athletes, gangsters or just another subservient
grinning black face.
Since it is through the mass media that many of the negative images of
Black people were created, it should be through that same vein that positive
images of Black people are broadcast.
Not  content with mediocrity
Believing that progress begins
with Revolutionary
I know some that talk of
I know some that sing of
I know some that scream for
They wave their hands. And
point at you.
Be clapping & howling &
dancing too!
But after the speech and sermon
is done,
No one wants to finish what
had begun.
If our ideas move our hands,
If our words inspire our hearts
Then no man, no society can
break up apart.
— Kateri Ferede
All copy courtesy the Excalibur (CUP).
I guess that's me
I'm no longer a girl
and lady sounds too distant
too other-continent
more European than African.
So I am a woman
As such I should be an assertive,
independent, feminist, womanist,
And I like to think that I am all of
but I am also my mother
in many ways traditional, afraid
yet intensely proud and forever
I am my mother's mother
still struggling to come to terms
with race and identity
desperately seeking a defining
space for the soul.
I am the coming together
of many great-grandmothers I have
never known
West African women surviving the
Middle Passage
to touch me in the Caribbean,
East Indian indentured labourers,
a white woman, or two.
Yes, I know that's me
but I know that to be woman is
not to be a-
lone, individual
but to be part of a shared history
the proof of an assured continuity.
— Andrea Davis
That the business of Blackness is treated so seriously is fascinating and
politically stimulating. Ironically, while this is true, there are times
when it isn't being treated seriously enough.
Blackness for many up and coming scholars represents a case of life
or death. It is treated as a symbol of pride, a symbol of struggles, a
symbol which "is." Blackness for the most part is systematically viewed as
a symbol of political culture, which comes into being as a result of "a
common history." Some among us choose to discuss this common history
in term of race and colonialism, others in term of class and paternal
capitalism. Discussing this history in terms of one without the other can't
be taken seriously unless one looks at how one affects the other, and
While Blackness is treated as a serious political and cultural reality-
there are other aspects of this reality which are ignored, or rather
marginalized, for the sake of the "popular."
Blackness, when it's "commoditized" or "fetishized" as a monolithic
or stagnant entity, becomes problematic in its mere narcism. In other
words, when one aspect of blackness is forced to the center and
surfaces, as a result.of that which is popular, then other aspects of itself
becomes marginalized.
For instance, "rock n' roll" is no longer considered an aspect of Black
culture form, as is the case currently with hip hop. The point being, that
Blackness has moved beyond the monolithic conceptualizations of the
sixties and seventies, and has emerged politically discursive in the
eighties and nineties.
"Black Pride," while it maintains its initial political and cultural stance,
has also taken on new significance in other aspects of ethnicities of
Blackness, The meaning has emerged in the here and now more so than
in the seventies. Not to understand this and take this discursive reality
seriously is to ignore the basic and current "fact of blackness," and this is
without a doubt culturally and politically dangerous.
Do not misinterpret what is being said. The "Black popular" and the
"Black marginalized" is not one side against the other. Both are politically
discursive, politically significant and relevant. One is no more "Blacker"
than the other.
In other words, John Singleton's Boyzin the Hood, is no more
"Blacker" than Julie Dash's Daughters ofthe Dust, nor is Wendel B. Harris's
Chameleon Street* backer" than Isaac Julien's Looking ForLangston. All
the above directors and films have genuine interests in the "fact of
blackness," and are working through their own experiences and histories
to present different aspects.
The same is true when we begin to deal with other black cultural
forms, such as music. Public Enemy isn't blacker than Snoop Doggy
Dogg, nor is Snoop blacker than the Marsalis Brothers. When certain
Spectators admiring the artwork.
critical andcultural aspects of Blackness are put up
against itself and measured in terms of that which is
subversive and superior. Blackness begins to be treated
as a static political entity. And this is far from being true.
We must understand that at one point in time every
cultural aspect of Blackness, in its infancy, emerged
from the margins of the underground. This is true with
blues, jazz, rock and roll, disco, house music, hip hop,
and dance hall, just to mention a few.
It is not being suggested that one should accept all
aspects of Blackness without critical discourse on
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critical dialogue. Think in terms of jazz, and one may be
surprised to see the cultural inquiry that this aspect of
Blackness has endured, and how jazz has grown. The same is
true with hip hop, and reggae. We may not all agree and
support certain aspects of rap and reggae, but we should
critically consider these qualities, and the role it plays in
"Blackness," before they dismiss it as pseudo.
As cultural theorist Stuart Hail said, ""The Black
experience', as a singular and unifying framework based on
the building up of identity across ethnic and cultural
difference between the different communities, became
"hegemonic' over other ethnic/racial identities—though the
latter did not, of course, disappear." 6 THE UBYSSEY
The announcement of a proposed hew increase in
the number of international students at UBC still has to
pass the senate and board of governors, but it is already
raising ire.
There are several currents to the reaction. One
doubts Strangway's claim that the new students will not
put a burden on existing stervices. Students crammed
with hundreds of others into alienating lecture halls
naturally wonder where the extra ten per cent of new
students will go, and who will teach them.
Another linked current are those who decry the
influx of "foreigners" who will be "taking spaces" from
In a time when universities were adequately funded,
when university presidents did not have to go begging to
Molson's and Merck Frosst for cash, the announcement
would not have raised the former sort of stir.
But to put it bluntly, much ofthe latter worry is part
of a racist reaction to the perceived "Asian menace":
smart folks from Asian countries coming to "take our
jobs," "buy our houses" and so on.
The fallacies in this argument are many. Obviously,
people of Asian origin built Canada and remain a central
part of its heritage. International students often fill
research and job vacancies in which there are no local
experts, or create businesses which end up employing
Canadians. Immigrants built Canada, and skilled, intelligent international students, if they choose to stay here,
would fit that tradition nicely.
And as for students from many countries in Africa or
Latin America, for example, the facilities just do not
exist for them to fulfill their potential.
International students also bring new ideas and
less parochial attitudes - or at least, different parochial
attitudes - which enrich the university experience immeasurably.
But the criteria for the new international students
is not that they be skilled or intelligent - at least, no more
than most students here. The main criteria is money,
and here the proposal falls flat.
One-third ofthe students will receive scholarships
or other support, but the remaining will be paying the
"full cost" of education-up to $23,000 for an MA in
Media reports have discussed how Canadian education is a "valuable commodity" which people in other
countries want to "buy." While it seems hopelessly naive
to say so, education should not be treated like a commodity. It should be available to those with interest, curiosity
and the base understanding necessary for further study
in their fields of interest.
Education should not be something the rich can just
buy into. Already at UBC and elsewhere in Canada
students are becoming a more homogeneous group:
living offdaddy's money, driving in from the right side of
the tracks each day without a care (economically, at
least) in the world.
The proposed international student admissions will
welcome the super-rich, since $10,000 a year tuition is
even more inconceivable for the average Costa Rican or
Iranian as for Canadians.
Making things more accessible will entail much
more than rearranging the financing deck chairs on a
sinking ship. Education has to be recognized as fundamental, and the massive wastage in society (the advertising industry, the military, uncollected taxes, thousands of financial and insurance companies duplicating
services, Bon Jovi power ballads) has to be "rationalized"
Anything less leaves international and Canadian
students in the cold.
THE UBYSSEY February 25.1994
The Ubyssey is a founding member of Canadian University Press
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma Mater
Society ofthe University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are
those of the staff and not necessarily those of the university
administration, or of the publisher. The editorial office is Room
241K ofthe Student Union Building. Editorial Department, phone
822-2301; advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-9279
Niva Chow told Gregg McNally that a chilly climate had
purvaded the masthead for too long. Liz van Assum said, "but
Taivo Evard has declined to answer my challenge regarding
Sara Martin's blatant disregard for the tenet's of Ian Gunn's
ad hominem scale. ""Familiar rhetoric?" Graham Cook asked
of Liz van Assum.. "If she knows everything about me then why
doen't she just up and tell me why she calls me by my sister's
name?" Graham Coleman asked of his sister Steve Chow.
Steve said, "I have never recieved a threatening letter from
Ted Young-ing." Siobhan Roantree pointed out how akin to
personal servitude attending meetings where all people did
was pick lint out of their navels. Rick Hiebert said that all of
Steve Scali's wierd stereotypes associated with the Ubyssey's
letter policy were the fault of Andrea Dworkin, Tony Zuniga
and Teresa Yep."' Yup" Douglas Ferris noted, "you really gotta
quack when the shit hits the fan."
Coordinating Editor: Douglas Ferris
News Coordinator: Graham Cook
News Editors: Sara Martin, Taivo Evard
Culture Coordinator: Steve Chow
Culture Editor Ted Young-Ing
Photography Coordinator: Siobhan Roantree
Production Manager: Liz van Assum
Colours %
Slaan2>oltfer in
Letters to the Staff
get a job with
college pro and
you get to go to
I am writing in reponse
to the article which ran in a
recent issue of The Ubyssey
entitled "College pro - perpetual scammers". Upon
reading the article I felt it
necessary to offer an alternate point of view of college
pro painters. Having worked
with college pro for the past
six years, I have found my
experience with them to be a
wholely different one from
that of Gregg McNally. I began with college pro as many
university students do, having very little painting experience. I was taught the trade
by an experienced and capable trainerwho thoroughly
explained and demonstrated
the painting process from
preparation through finish
coat. Once trained, I then
proceeded to paint residential homes, where my quality
and speed were monitored
and my techniques "fine-
tuned" I until could efficiently produce a quality
paint job. At no point did run
into any sort of problem with
respect to payment for my
work. I was paid bi-weekly
on fridays, like at any other
jobs. I found my manager to
be an excellent individual to
work for. He and other managers from surrounding areas would often organise barbecues or sporting events. I
found that virtually all of us
possessed a similar positive
attitude towards college pro
as an employer. House painting can be hard work. The
heat, the heights, and the
fact that the job does involve
occasional weekend work
make it a job not everyone
would enjoy. However, I have
found that college pro has
done everything possible to
make my job as a painter a
more enjoyable one, and I
would recommend working
for college pro to anyone as a
great way to spend a summer
work term.
Paul Guy
Team Player
very intense
grammar marty ■
does the com
pany look terrific
in a good light?
Upon reading the article
written about college pro
painter's in your recent issue
of The Ubyssey, I have to say
I was quite disturbed. Firstly,
I thought that it portrayed
the company that I believe is
terrific in a poor light. Secondly, college pro takes pride
in the relationship we have
with all our full and part-
time staff. The painter's in
this company are what make
it all go. Day in and day out
they are the one's who are
out on those house's on hot
days painting until sunset.
Not only is it upsetting to
hear that one had problems,
but it is something I have not
experienced. Six years ago, I
began my career with college
pro as a painter in Ottawa
and in all of the next three
years as a franchise and now
for the last three as general
manager, I have never experienced any problems whatsoever in being paid. This
company has treated me
professionally andfairlysince
day one. All of our franchisee's
attend and participate in very
intense training seminars
throughout the painting
season to learn the technical
skills necessary to both paint
and operate a small business.
Taking care of your employees is a big focus. After all,
they are the bread and butter
of a small business. If any
issue of a painter not being
paid has ever come to my
In summary, I suppose it is
easy to be defensive about a
claim against the company
you work for. In this case, the
company has been terrific so
it dig's a little deeper. Should
you have any questions,
please let me know.
Marty Natterer
general manager, B.C.
he's baaack - the
annoying prof
part XII
Two students commented on
my recent perspective on the
myths ofthe "chilly climatology"- Janice Fiamengo responded with the recipie I
expected -- a few ad
hominems about my "vitrol
and seasoned ignorance"
seasoned with hackneyed
feminist cliches about "oppression" and "patriarchal
institutions". She decline to
answer my challenge to
present, in print, a single
coherent criticism of technical arguments in my original
article. Her (weak) excuse is
that my mind is "closed". If
Fiamengo had any arguments she thought could
stand up, I'm sure my closed-
mindedness wouldn't bother
her for an instant. Rachel
Prior also scores high on the
ad hominem scale ( are we
beginning to detect a trend
here?), opening her piece by
saying I'm "threatened" by
The Ubyssey's editorial, and
"obviously unaware" of my
position of power, because
I'm a "white male professor."
(familiar rhetoric?) Unable
to debunk any of my critical
comments, Prior tries her
hand as a psychic, listing
numerous assumptions
about my life history. She
knows everything about me,
simply because I am a white
male, (racist stereotyping?)
Prior knows that I have not
received threatening letters.
Actually, I have received
threatening letters, one from
afeminist student, with some
50 students witnessing the
event. I have been sexually
harassed (by a woman "of
colour," when I was a young
student). Ihardlyever attend
meetings with only "white
males." I do listen to women
and people "of colour" without "defensiveness." Where
does Prior get her wierd
stereotypes? Moreover, living
in the U.S., I was forced
("drafted") into involuntary
servitude for 3 years during
the Vietnam War. I was
lucky. A number of male
friends and classmates were
killed or maimed. All women
(including those "of colour")
were exempt from participation, a status they never
disputed and probably never
dreamt of relinquishing.
Prof. James H. Steiger
Faculty of Psychology
(Ed. Note)The Ubyssey
would like to invite all interested students, faculty, staff
and other transients to come
see the esteemed Professor
make a riveting presentation
to the AMS Publication's
Board meeting Wednesaday
March 2nd at 7:00pm. Location SUB241K.
Brent wishes he
had rat-sized
testicles too!
I was going to write a
nasty letter to the collective
but then I saw the sex issue
and did the quiz. I thought
myself socially conservative
but garnered 118 points. An
aetheist acquaintance of
mine also tried it and got 55,
this being three points shy of
being labelled a "Bible-
thumper". Being 37, I had
more time to get corrupted,
so this shouldn't come as an
Utter shock (and I shot up
tens of points since coming to
UBC, this "den of iniquity.")
Still, why does using heroin
garner a 3, sex with the dead
a 5 (what about the terminally frigid?), eating someone else's flesh a 6 (I assume
we're not talking about oral
sex here) but having more
than one partner the same
day somehow garners a 10? I
mean, guys and gals, what's
the thinking here? (So I have
a high sex drive, but I didn't
think that was, in itself,
weird.) There are other factors. Being male, I find it
hard to fake orgasms, being
circumsized, somehow more
painful to pierce my genitals, and being 37, haying
sex with someone 3 times my
age would mean going after
someone 111 (now that's
kinky !). I mean, obviously,
the survey wasn't intended
for Boomers, but these are
points I'm being deprived of
by Generation-X. (In fairness, I have had sex with
someone half my age, less
actually (16), but I didn't
sleep with him.( Do I get the
points?) As to the content of
the issue, I largely agree with
the lead article. While your
fallen angel's penis, was beyond the cherub stage (and
hence not qualifying as child
pornography), I hooted in
laughter at what is supposed
to shock, I suppose? To those
who say "men would look
powerless and vulnerable if
stripped of their clothes", I
would reply "not necessarily,
but some look better with
their clothes on."
Brent Galster
Geography 3 FRIDAY 25  FEBRUARY 1994
Jean Augustine first black
in house of commons
by Laesa Barnes (CUP York)
The Struggle
As the federal Liberal party
begins its quest of restoring hope
in Canadians, it will rely on the
help from its MPs. For black
history month, we salute the first
black woman to be elected to the
House of Commons and the only
black federal incumbent, Jean
Her views, goals and
struggles as a black woman should
be an example to black people
who are striving for success.
Augustine's interest in
politics originated from the many
activities she was involved in
while growing up in Grenada.
While attending St. Joseph's
convent, she became involved in
many activities, joined many
organizations and gave back to
her community.
When asked why she became
involved in politics, she replied:
"The question isn't why because I
always participated in community
activities and I was always
concerned about others".
Augustine's political history
Being in Canada for 33 years
has enabled her to finish many of
her goals, head many
organizations and even create
ones which didn't exist.
"In the late 50s when I first
came to Canada, there were no
organizations for blacks. So I
helped form the Grenada
Association," she said.
Her record as a community
activist is enormous. She started
the Mississauga chapter of the
Congress of Black Women and
became involved with the
National Congress of Women.
Augustine has also served as
a member ofthe Canadian
Advisory Council on the Status of
Women, the Urban Alliance
on Race Relations and as a
Governor of York University.
Since 1988, she has been chair
of the Metropolitan Toronto
Housing Authority. Through the
MTHA, she was able to improve
facilities and form ambitious drug
and crime prevention programs.
Before becoming involved in
politics, Augustine was a
elementary school principle at St.
Felix's in Etobicoke. She also
holds a BA (honours) and a MA in
education from the
University of Toronto.
Blacks and education
By studying education in
university and teaching in the
educational system for a number
of years, Augustine said that for
people of colour, the system is
"Years ago, there was nothing
in textbooks about blacks," she
said. "No system is perfect, but
they are moving too slowly to
include us in their history books."
This may be one of the reason
why there is a lack of interest in
school for blacks. They see no
representation of themselves, no
heroes to identify with, no black
figures in history to take pride in.
This is where the debate of
black focused schools become an
issue. A school in which black
students attend, learn about their
history and culture and are taught
by black teachers.
"I can see both sides to this
issue (of black focused schools).
Blacks would be able to work in a
positive environment.
Children will find it
empowering to learn about their
culture," Augustine said. "But if s
not the answer because it may
not be in the best interest."
After the campaign
By being hand picked by
prime minister Jean Chretien,
who wanted to ensure his party
was reflecting the Canadian
people, she has make more blacks
aware ofthe political system. Her
presence made a lot ofblacks read
newspapers, listen to the news
and follow the elections
"A lot of blacks assisted me
on my campaign. About 90 per
cent had not been involved
before," she said.
She always felt support, not
only from the black community,
but from all different racial
groups. She always felt that she
belonged to the people and she
feels that this is important.
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Is accepting nominations for the positions of
President, Vice-President {Communications).
Vice-President (Administration), Treasurer,
Academic Coordinator, General Officers (8),
AMS Representatives (5). Nomination forms
are available at the A.U.S. Office (Buch A107)
as of Mon, Feb 28. They are due on Friday,
Mar 4 at the A.U.S. office. Nominations are
open to all undergraduate students registered
in the Faculty of Arts.
When asked if she would
champion the cause ofblacks in
the House of Commons, she
replied that her first job would
be to represent her constituents.
Tm not saying no, but it's
not my purpose. I have to
represent those who elected me
to office and their concerns," she
Augustine acknowledges
Augustine said she will never
forget where she comes from,
never forget her roots. She is a
black woman and is proud of this
fact. Many blacks reach the top,
forget their roots and feel they
are better than those blacks who
are still struggling.
Her struggle to the top is not
uncommon to many blacks, but
the way she handled the
pressures involved shows a
strong individual. She never
allowed anyone to put her down.
"I feel one has to make goals
and look to the positive people,
those who'll help," she replied. "I
didn't focus on those who would
deter me from my goals."
She is disappointed the
media always feeds off the
disunity of blacks. She stated
there is disunity among all racial
and ethnic groups. The call for
blacks to unify is admirable, but
may be too much of an
"Never has all the people
listened to one black leader at
the same time," Augustine said.
But she also pointed out that
one black person can always
depend on another.
"When the rubber hits the
road," she said, "we're there for
each other."
Sessions on NOW
Call 228-1544
Renert Seminars Inc.
Drop-in and get help with 1st year
subjects in Math, Physics, Statistics,
Economics, and English.
7pm to 9pm
Magda's (in the Common's Block of
Totem Park Residence) 2525 West Mall
lpm to 5pm 5pm to 9pm
Room 205 In the SUB
(Student Union Building) 6138 SUB Boulevard
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T-brds vs. Vikings ...best 2 out of 3
Friday, February 25th at 8pm   "ttHlC In, tUPD
Saturday, February 26th at 8pm gn f|mj
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Sunday, February 27th at 5pm
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Upcoming Groups
Come join us for support,
discussion and information
Self Esteem
February 25, March 4 & 11 (12:30-2:20 pm)
Career Planning
March 4,11 and 25 (1:00-3:00 pm)
For further information & registration
for groups, call 822-2415
Brock Hall Room 203
Open: 9:00am to 4:30pm
€1 Mogador
Moorish & Mediterroneon Guisine
From Morocco. Spain and France, the influences
combine, for an unforgettable, yet affordable, dining
Open for lunch, dinner and after the theatre
for desserts or a lieht meal.
4473 West 10th Avenue
Information and Reservations • 222-2668
Marisol • by Jose Rivera • Directed by Richard Wolfe
The University of British Columbia
by Jose Rivera
standing at the rim of the apocalypse
Directed by Richard Wolfe
March 1-5 & 9-12
Curtain 8:00 pm
Dorothy Somerset Studio
Reservations 832-2078
• Marisot • by Jose Rivera • Directed by Richard Wolfe 8 THE UBYSSEY
So you think you can handle
production hell, AMS vendettas,
greasy Chinese food and rancorous
debates over whether or not to capitalize "Allah/allah"? Then you may
be Ubyssey editor material!
To be an editor/coordinator (and
to vote) you must be a staff member
- and to be a staffer you have to
contribute to at least three issues,
whether by writing, helpingout with
production, or taking/developing
Please post a brief position paper
(why you want to be a Ubyssey hack
and why folks should vote for you)
on the board in SUB 241k by Thursday 10 March. Voting takes place
from Thursday 17 March to Tuesday 22 March. Balloting details and
final staff list will be published in
the 15 March issue of The Ubyssey,
and results in the 25 March issue.
Job descriptions (from The
Ubyssey's constitution):
1) The responsibilities ofthe coordinating editor are:
i) to facilitate and coordinate the
communication between all departments, editors and staff members of The Ubyssey;
ii) to facilitate staff participation
and democracy;
iii)   to ensure editorial and ethical
responsibility for all stories;
iv)   to recruit new staffers;
v)    to set and keep regular office
hours each week;
vi) to attend staff meetings and
keep or cause to be kept records of
the meetings;
vii) to oversee the production ofthe
viii) to be responsible for all content
of The Ubyssey and its production
ix) to work with the Ubyssey treasurer to facilitate a responsible
x) to be guided by the decisions of
xi) to oversee the preparation of a
practical budget by the Ubyssey
xii)   to facilitate and coordinate
seminars and workshops; and
xiii) to oversee the acquisition and
maintenance of supplies and
equipment necessary for the
smooth running ofthe newspaper.
b) The responsibilities of all department coordinators are:
i) to facilitate and coordinate
communication between all other
departments and their own;
ii) to take responsibility for all
aspects of their respective departments.
iii) to ensure that ethical and
professional standards are maintained;
iv) to recruit new staffers;
v) to set and keep regular office
hours every week;
vi) to enforce and maintain deadlines. In extraordinary circumstances coordinators may choose
to hold material pertaining to her/
his department until voted upon
by staff at the next meeting.
c) The responsibilities of all the
editors are:
i) to write copy in their respective
ii) to edit copy;
iii) to ensure that ethical and professional standards of conduct are
iv) to set and keep weekly office
hours; and
v)   to recruit new staffers.
Staff list: the following folks have contributed to at least three issues of The
Ubyssey and are eligible to vote and to
run for editorial positions:
Douglas Ferris
Graham Cook
Taivo Evard
Sara Martin
Steve Chow
Ted Young-Ing
Siobhan Roantree
Liz van Assum
Niva Chow
Christine Price
Gregg McNally
Steve Scali
Michelle Wong
Omar Kassis
Trevor Presley
Tanya Storr
Graham Coleman
Sarah O'Donnell
Patrick MacGuire
Tanya Battersby
Kirsten Murphy
Judy Chun
Will Hamlin
Bob Beck
Paula Foran
Anne McEwen
Anne Gebauer
The following people have contributed
to one or two issues and only need a
couple more submissions to attain voting rights:
Mike Kitchen
Rodney Snooks
Emily McNair
Bruce Wolff
Ian Gunn
Damon Rand
Tony Zuniga
Dawn Lassoway
Peggy Lee
David Black
Susan Juby
Omar Washington
Ellen Costanzol
Sandra Iseman
Matt Green
Steve Bercic
Teresa Yep
Janice Fiamengo
Jason Hayden
Bijan Sepehri
Tanya Richardson
Kamala Todd
Lisa Kwan
Katharine Smart
Jennifer Horner
Julie O'Connor
Jeff Haas
Ron Eichler
Rick Heibert
Fernando Avendano
Gerry Straathofq
Paul Dayson
Christine Reynard
Joseph Callaghan
Kent Hurl
Tania Trepanier
Denise Tang
Kristian Armstrong
Gary Francesini
Alex Dow
Steve Chan
Bonnie Roth
Paula Wellings
David Black
Dawn Lessoway
Tyler Steel
Zeba Crook
Phil Banks
Project Information
anyone who wants to be an
editor or cares must attend
for we need to decide If this
year's editorial structure will
be the same for next year. It
will be a happy and cheerful
meeting so make sure you
wear your happy face.
Wednesday Mar 2,
1994 @ 12:30 In the usually,
place, SUB 241K. foolish
people and James steiger are
not welcome
Building Topics
Earth Sciences Centre
Biotechnology Lab
Phase II
Residential College Facility
for St. John's College
Liu Centre for International
Studies - Phase I
UBC Instructional
Resource Centre (IRC) RM 4
2194 Health Sciences Mall
For additional information
contact: UBC Campus
Planning & Development
March 3,1994
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Loves Labours Lost • Directed by Neil Freeman •
The Universitij of British Columbia
a delightful Shakespearean extravaganza
Directed by Neil Freeman
March 9-19
■ Curtain 8:00 pm ■
Frederic Wood Theatre
Box Office Doom 207 - Reservations 822-2078
Support Your Campus Theatre
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