Brajesh Samarth, a lecturer of Hindi at Stanford, has recently taken on the challenge of creating a documentary about the Sikh Diaspora and the 1984 anti-Sikh massacre.
Rummaging through my inbox, it occurs to me that most of the mailing lists I’m on don’t provide me with exceedingly valuable e-mail. People asking for baking supplies, informing similarly interested people about events, guilt-tripping others into attending talks, guarantees of food to lure underclassmen out of their dorms. All pretty standard. But one e-mail caught my attention, or rather, bit my retinas and refused to let go. “You don’t understand what I go through being…BLACK AT STANFORD” it asserted. I mulled over the subject and punchline. I put it in my “Interesting” folder.
Members of the Stanford chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity remain tight-lipped this week after several men complained about the use of homophobic language in the chapter and said they would deactivate, sparking the attention of the Inter-Fraternity Council.