You Can’t Be Serious…: White Student Fights To Run African-American Students Union

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Torey McCleskey

They can’t even let us have this one thing? During Black History Month??

Members of an African American Student Union were left open-mouthed and outraged after a white, freshman was hired for a top job within the group.

Torey McCleskey, a first year student at University of North Florida, was handed the coveted assistant director role, after a unanimous decision from the institution’s Senate.

However AASU members argue that Mr McCleskey, an athletic training and sports medicine student, has never actually set foot in the AASU’s office.

‘We didn’t even know who he was. He has attended one event and he left early,’ a member told Newsforjax.com.

They also said the student, who is a ‘slam’ poet, has little experience. Around a dozen or so members took to campus grounds to protest the decision yesterday.

‘The decision-making, the selection process of his appointment was unlawful,’ Christa Merix, an executive cabinet member of AASU who was up for the job herself,’ told the website.

That is the main purpose why we are here.’

Miss Merix and and John Iyoyo, a mechanical engineering junior, were both candidates alongside Mr McCleskey, according to the university’s student newspaper.

AASU argue that both were much more qualified for the position.

Miss Merix, an advertising student, has been with the AASU for three years, has served on the cabinet and was chosen by the advisory board for the role.

The appointment decision was decided in a tense debate at the Senate on Valentine’s Day, The Spinnaker reported.

Current director of the AASU, Joanna Hillman said in the meeting that Student Body President Sitou Byll-Cataria’s choice to hire Mr McCleskey was racially driven and unlawful.

‘They (Mr Byll-Cataria and Student Body Vice President Giovannie Medina) are using Torey as a white poster-child for diversity to fulfil their personal agenda of a multicultural agency,’ she said.

But Mr Medina hit back saying: ‘I don’t see colour when I interview candidates. My principles aren’t based on that, how I was raised was not based on that,’ according to The Spinnaker.

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  • Curious1 aka 2 My Hata's: My Middle Fingers Salute Ya

    The NAACP board members and prominent decision makers aere White and Jewss..
    White people do this…It is a day’em shame..and he

    • mr.make.ya.feelgood

      YUP… THE REVERSE OF THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR

  • yt

    Finally after years of oppression, a white man for the first time can be in charge of the AA Student’s Union

    • Boondock Saint

      LMBAO. Yeah, I bet the top of the social hierarchy and privilege is oppressive as a mufugga. Go sit and spin.

    • yt

      this is a proud moment in the history of my people and i hope they put it in White History Month

    • wow

      lol

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  • PrettyLady08

    Why does he want to run the AASU? Why does he want to even be a member?

    • yt

      Looks good on a resume

    • JustAshley

      @yt

      That’s exactly why.

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983....LET'S STOP THE STUPIDITY IN 2011

    I am not feeling it and why didn’t the cabinet members have more of a say. He was at 1 even and left early? This sounds biased and politically motivated. I would have taken to protest too.

  • Do more reading

    Sounds like they got George Bushed…The “institution’s Senate” said fck yall vote, we got what u need..

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    I don’t understand why the AASU don’t pick their own leadership. How is it up to the Student Senate?

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    The profile picture on the Facebook page of the student body president is a black guy standing next to a hispanic looking guy. One of his Facebook friends is a black girl with the same last name. I think he might be black.

  • Boiheasavage

    I attend UNF! Its not a racial issue. Its an election process issue. The young white man is just in the middle of it. But AASU will succeed in overtunring this election because it was unlawful.

  • Boondock Saint

    Who did the Supreme court, I mean the UNF senate elect again? George W. Bush? I want a re-count.

  • if anything be noble

    White boy. Facing oppression since late Valentine’s Day. Overcomes. [ aint even heard of Marcus Garvey but runnin stuff… SING Christina Aguilera. SAaaaaNG. *laaaaand of the freeeeeeeee*…]

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    You better Go America. White chile. Oppressed since late Valentine’s Day. Finally overcomes. —–SANG Christina. Jack up the song, girl. *home of the freee… And the LAND. Of the freeeeeeee*

    • Boondock Saint

      LMBAO. Yeah, I agree. Lemme start the sermon.

      White folks, y’all need to lose those shackles of privilege. Y’all must break the chain of being on top of the social ladder. Hammercy! Y’all must fight the discrimination of being presumed innocent until proven guilty. Can I get an amen? [wiping sweat from my brow] White brothers and sisters…y’all MUST rise together to make 911 a joke in your town. Can I get a witness? Gone, sing us a freedom song Xtina…

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    if obama can be the president then this white boy can be the leader of AA student untion

  • Nation

    Mockery…He most likely planned this out beforehand with his pink buddies..This is all a joke that can only be settled with a good azz beating..f^ck the talking start beating azz.

  • Kilojugs

    What a bunch of stupid kneegrow Welfare living,chicken and watermellon eating nikkers. he is helping you. show some fuking respect or we might decide not to feed you left over water mellon anymore. dont be testing

  • ms.brilly

    In theory, I don’t really have a problem with a white (or non-black) person having a leadership role in an African American Student Union (AASU). I don’t think it’s the best idea to have a non-black as the leader, per se, but in the leadership is fine.

    My problem with this particular case is the way in which McCleskey was chosen. He also does not appear to be as qualified as others who were in the running (he’s a first year student and seems to have had limited participation with the group). This is definitely wrong and I hope the students of the AASU get justice.

    • http://bossip GAT TURNER buuudddat!!!!

      Just use his kredit to fund kool trips for edukation purposes LMAO!!

  • Rwells

    I am a UNF student and I must say that I was shocked when i saw the students protesting. First I am an Africa American student and I think this is atrocious. I had no clue what was going on but the more I hear the crazier the story becomes. I think so of the people incharge really need to step it up or step down because this is not right nor is it fair. If there are people that want a multicultural union then create one but this is for blacks let’s leave it that way. I should have picked up on the undercurrent when I first started here when I heard people saying that the AASU wasn’t just for blacks. All I can do is pray !

  • rose by any other name 350 8914 ™

    I say he should go somewhere and sit his white azz down and leave the black history to black folks.. fu-k him!!

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    I would like to be a fly on the wall at the meetings. Should be interesting.

  • The Beautiful One

    This is irritating, damn krackers don’t want black people having sh!t. Tell me I am lying…

    • daisy jay

      You’re not lying at all. Sad truth

  • Evil Kim Kardashian

    You can tell he’s just an azz beating waiting to happen…

  • Evil Kim Kardashian

    I would even drop a hint the “n” word came out of his mouth, accidently……….

  • Evil Kim Kardashian

    You know why he got that job and why he’ll keep it? In his defense you have a black president of a majority white country. Think about it people!

    • Boondock Saint

      That’s not the best comparison. The United States of America is NOT a white student organization. Now had you used Michael Steele as head of the GOP, then yeah…

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