Monday, February 21, 2011

"Unknown" White Student Elected to Assist African American Student Union at Flordia School.....Word???

Top job: Members of the African American Student Union were left open-mouthed and outraged after white, freshman Torey McCleskey was hired as assistant director for the group

In all honesty I don't really have an issue with the fact that the new elect is white if his credentials stand and show that he's really about this. But from the information below it does sound a lil suspect as to whats really going on.

Members of the African-American Student Union at the University of North Florida were outraged by the appointment of the new Assistant Director. He's said to have only attended one meeting, is a freshman, and is white.

The Daily Mail
reported that a dozen members protested when Torey McCleskey was choosen to be the assistant director by the school's senate.

"We didn't even know who he was. He has attended one event and he left early," a member told

Ironically, McCleskey was selected this Black History Month on Feb. 14 by a unanimous student government vote according to the school newspaper 'The Spinnaker'. He's a slam poet who beat out a mechanical engineering junior and Christa Merix, an executive member of AASU with three years experience in the group. He didn't even seem angered by the student's grievances and walked past their protest saying the students had a right to express their opinions.

Merix said "they (Student Body President Byll-Cataria and Student Body Vice President Giovannie Medina) are using Torey as a white poster-child for diversity to fulfill their personal agenda of a multicultural agency."

Medina replied 'I don't see color when I interview candidates."

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