Somewhere along your academic journey, you decided your search for intellectual validation was more important than the actual exchange of information. Now how do you expect to actually learn anything? American society tells men, but especially white men, that their opinions have merit and that their voice is valuable, but after four years of listening to white boys in college, I am not so convinced. In my time at Dickinson I have listened to probably hundreds of white boys talk. It feels incessant. The list of what white boys think they are qualified to talk about is endless. Something very few of them seem to understand is that their ill-informed, uncritical opinions do not constitute truth. I cannot describe to you how frustrating it is to be forced to listen to a white boy explain his take on the Black experience in the Obama-era. In what world would your understanding of my life carry more weight than my understanding?
Connotation beyond cool or chic. Exceptionally able. A phrase uttered in disbelief before when something bad happens. Look who just walked in here! I forgot my math again! To be above what be usual or drunk. He was looking accordingly stupid falling all on the ball floor.