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Three portraits of the responsibility and toll of campus activism STORY AND PHOTOS BY DANA BRANHAM • @DANABRANHAM


hen professor emeritus George Henderson looked out at the sea of students gathering in the early morning hours after the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity scandal rocked campus, he looked for other faculty members in the crowd. He didn’t see any. “Supposedly we’re the continuity here,” Henderson, who has spent nearly 50 of his 85 years teaching human relations at OU, said. “We’re the thread that holds from one class to another class together.” But it has always been the students who champion change where they learn. Henderson had his turn, he said, as a leader during the civil rights movement at OU. Now, he’s assumed the role of storyteller, imploring students to take up the next steps of the movement. And they have. When racism rears its ugly head, students stand up and stand together. They fight against sexism and rape culture. They fight for their land. They fight for clean water. They fight to be heard. They fight for acceptance. They fight, and they fight, and they fight. They are where change begins. “The civil rights movement really gained traction with the sit-ins of the college students,” Henderson said. “The marches didn’t have the same effect, but when the college students decided to sit in and ride the buses to protest the discrimination — those were the fires that fanned the accomplishments. So now we have students who said, ‘Our time has come again.’” * * *

Activism in the public eye Chelsea Davis sprang into the spotlight in March 2015, when eyes all around the country were on OU, watching a community grapple with the aftermath of fraternity members singing a racist chant on a bus. Without a moment to process the hate making itself known on campus, Davis and other members of Unheard appeared on TV screens around the world for interview after interview. “A lot of times reporters wouldn’t take no for an answer,” the health and exercise science senior said. “They would bend over backwards to make accommodations, whether that meant providing travel for us to go to the city or waiting to talk to us until midnight because we had so much other stuff to do — while we’re still in school, while we’re still trying to work and go about our daily lives.” A few months earlier, she and a group of friends organized a black student alliance. They called it Unheard. They made a list of grievances, detailing ways OU needed to improve for its black students. They followed in the footsteps of OU’s Afro-American Student Union of the 70s, whose Black Declaration of Independence inspired some of Unheard’s grievances. They sparked important discussion on campus that hadn’t been happening for a long time. When the SAE incident happened,

Unheard had to make a quick transition from starting conversation about issues they faced to driving change. “I think when we first started Unheard, the idea was, ‘Let’s talk about it because these conversations aren’t happening. Let’s educate people. We can’t be angry or frustrated with people who don’t know these issues exist,” Davis said. “After SAE, it was like, we’ve done enough talking. What are the next steps? And now, two years later, talk is cheap. If university administration isn’t putting their money where their mouths are, it’s nothing. “We can talk all day, but if there’s no action to support the issues we’re talking about, we’re wasting our breath and time.” At some point, Davis said, the work she was doing on campus stopped feeling like a choice — it became a higher responsibility. “Especially after SAE, it didn’t feel like a choice. If we didn’t do it, who else was going to at that point? Nobody had stepped up to address these issues, so we knew — if not us, then who? If not now, then when?” she said. “We have to do this. Nobody else was going to. Nobody else is going to listen to us if we don’t.”

“What I’m doing is bigger than me. It’s bigger than my emotions. It’s about OU and our black community here and essentially our people as a nation.” CHELSEA DAVIS, HEALTH AND EXERCISE SCIENCE SENIOR

Davis has seen her organization’s work drive change at the university — OU hired its first chief diversity officer, Jabar Shumate, and implemented mandatory diversity training the summer after Unheard began. While seeing tangible results of her activism are rewarding, Davis — and so many other student activists — is working toward a larger goal. Even when (especially when) they’re faced with backlash from opponents of their movements. “With anything in life, somebody’s always going to have something to say about you and your beliefs,” Davis said. “After a while, I just didn’t care anymore. I still don’t care. People say a lot of things, a lot of hurtful things, so after that, I just decided that it doesn’t matter because what I’m doing is bigger than me. It’s bigger than my emotions. It’s about OU and our black community here and essentially our people as a nation.” * * *

Getting comfortable with the idea of activism Latrecia Breath is still coming to terms with calling herself an “activist.” “I never really considered myself to be a strong voice or a strong activist because

it’s taken a lot for me to even get out of that space of, ‘I don’t want to say anything because I know for a fact that I will be attacked,’” Breath, a creative media production senior, said. Still, she knows she does important work in the community. She’s part of a group of six women of color — Breath is black, and the group is made up of different races and ethnicities — who started a KXOU radio show this semester about social justice issues. They’re the Revolutionary Baddies, and Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m., they run OU’s airwaves. Even before their show began, they propelled the hashtag #yOUrbad, where students could voice experiences with discrimination, prejudice, harassment and bias. Coincidentally or not, OU unveiled its bias incident reporting hotline that same week. Six days after Terence Crutcher was killed by Tulsa police on Sept. 16, the Revolutionary Baddies worked with numerous other campus groups and activists to hold a die-in in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. In the days following the die-in — where dozens of OU students lay on the floor of the Union food court, and some students stood atop chairs to express grief and anger over police brutality and systemic racism — Breath needed some time to herself. “After the die-in, I was like, ‘I’m going to go away for a couple days. I’m cool, I just need time to go away and think about everything that just happened,’” Breath said. “Or, ‘Hey, I need someone to talk to. Can you come through and talk to me about something?’ It’s wonderful to have that, and it’s essential if you’re going to go into the work of activism to have that community or to have anyone in your life who’s like that for you.” Similarly, after SAE, Breath found herself needing to step away from social media. She spent hours of her time engaging with ignorance on Twitter, but it was beginning to wear on her mental health. “You don’t want to be always fighting, fighting these battles with people every single day. It gets old; it gets tired. You get into this mindset where you’re like, ‘I’m over here yelling, screaming at people why they’re ignorant, and still, nothing is happening,’” Breath said. “You have to pick and choose your battles, and that’s something I’m still figuring out.” Breath said she sometimes doubts the long-term payoff of her work in activism on campus, especially since she’ll only be at OU for a semester or two more. “You want to improve things for incoming freshmen who come from the same kind of place that you come from, or they’re very much like you, or they remind you of yourself. You want them to be able to have a better time than you did,” Breath said. “But there’s that other side of me that’s like, (after I leave) will it actually matter? Will I actually do anything? I’m not going to be here that long; is this really worth it? But I really do want

people to come here and have a better experience than I had.” * * *

Activism of generations Apollonia Piña’s roots in activism go back to her earliest childhood years. Since she was young, her parents made it clear: She didn’t have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance (sometimes she would, sometimes she wouldn’t). And when they talked about Andrew Jackson in history class, she could stand up and tell her classmates what he did to her people: “You don’t let them forget,” her mother told her. “They would send me to the office, and I’d get kicked out of class because of things that I said and things that I did,” said Piña, a Muskogee Creek woman and senior pursuing a degree in cross-cultural epistemologies in science and math. “They’d call my mom thinking that she’d totally be on their side, and she’s like, ‘Don’t you people have anything better to do? Send my daughter back to class.’ She’d hang up on them.” Piña, who organized this year ’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration and worked toward its recognition on campus, is now 31 and preparing to have a baby in February. About to start a new chapter of life, she’s entering a new phase in her activism. In her teens and 20s, she and her friends just wanted to burn things down, she said. Their activism was angrier then, and they’d stay up late into the night talking politics and writing zines. Her activism is different now — less about burning things down but more urgent. “To be honest, it’s calmed me down in some ways, but in other ways, it’s reinvigorated me,” she said. “Technically I’m a mom, and I don’t want to say it’s intensified my activism or me needing to make OU or just the climate better in Oklahoma for native people and indigenous people, but there’s more sense of urgency for me to try to do things, even if it’s just in my little microcosm community. This is where my kid’s going to be. At the same time, she’s learning to delegate to younger activists so progress on campus can continue after she’s gone. She’s also doing it for her mental health — community helps ease the burden activism places on a person, she said. “There’s a number of activists that I know who suffer from depression and anxiety, some may have drug or drinking problems, because you see that there’s something wrong in the world, and you want to do something and be a voice for those who may not have a voice. You want to change something and be effective for good change, but when there just isn’t enough of you, it takes a toll,” Piña said. “Whenever you’re in the minority and you’re in a place like this, you get worn down. You get worn down fast.” Dana Branham


• November 28-30, 2016


MISSED IT In case you’re just waking from your turkey-induced slumber with no clue what happened since you left campus for break, here’s a smattering of state and world news to catch you up. 1. Standing Rock — Protesters of the Dakota Access oil pipeline said they will not leave the land where they have camped for months. The U.S. Army Corps has plans to close the area, citing the winter weather approaching and violent encounters with police. In Tulsa, hundreds of people gathered to protest the pipeline on Friday. 2. Fidel Castro — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died at age 90, according to his brother, President Raul Castro. Around the world, Castro’s dead has been met with both mourning and celebration. 3. Election recount — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is raising funds to recount votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has announced that it will participate in the recount in Wisconsin. President-elect Donald Trump responded on Twitter that the recount effort is a scam. He also tweeted — without basis — that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of people voting illegally. Sources: Associated Press and Tulsa World

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Lindsey shops struggling Lindsey Street construction hurts local businesses KAYLA BRANCH @kayla_branch

Months of construction along Lindsey Street have caused nearby businesses to decline. Je r i S i e b e r, o w n e r o f Classic 50’s Drive-in, said she bought the restaurant in January and has seen at least a 30 to 40 percent drop in business. “It was definitely a difficult time to buy,” Sieber said. “I-35 closed shortly after I bought it, but once the other bridge along Berry (Street) closed, they put us on an island.” But Shawn O’Leary, Public Works director for the City of Norman, said the current construction and maintenance along Lindsey Street has been long-needed. He also said the ongoing Oklahoma Department of Transportation project on the bridge of Interstate 35 and Lindsey Street provided the right time to do those things. “A compelling point for the project was that the state was already doing work on the road. So, we thought if we are ever going to do this project in the city, wouldn’t it be better to do it at the same time than to do two projects that would extend over three to four years,” O’Leary said. “I think that was the selling point for most voters (who) said it’s going to be tough, but we’ll

go through it one time.” Sieber said she and other business owners do not feel the same. “I know (the city) thought, ‘Do we want it to be short and painful, or long and a little less painful?’” Sieber said. “I wasn’t there when this was being planned, but I think we are learning that maybe letting it drag out and letting it be less invasive over a longer period of time was probably a better way to go.” The Lindsey Street Project was voted on in 2012 and set forth a plan to widen streets, improve drainage and create a more appealing view of the street, O’Leary said. O’Leary said Norman recMEGAN ROSS/SOONER YEARBOOK ognizes the concerns of the Customers check out at Corkscrew Wine and Spirits Nov. 2, located on Lindsey Street. Business businesses along Lindsey owner Kathe Green engaged customers through promotion of Oklahoma roots and frequent Street and that construction discounts, as well as an active presence on Facebook. will be an issue for them until it is finished in late well bikes, pedestrians, eas- it, you will get a discount in construction will have definite benefits once it is comsome stores.” 2017, but there is light at the ier access for the disabled.” To combat the negative The ‘Use ‘em, Don’t Lose pleted, but it will take the end of the tunnel. effects of the construction, ‘em’ campaign is for local residents of Norman to keep merchants and the Norman stores that have been affect- businesses around the area “I think we are Chamber of Commerce have ed by the construction and during this time. learning that maybe started monthly meetings at who want to promote the “I think the biggest thing letting it drag out Sooner Legends Restaurant importance of patronizing is communication to our residents and consumers to to discuss ways to increase local businesses, Wall said. and letting it be shopping traffic on Lindsey John Woods, president let them know what is hapless invasive over Street, said Jocelyn Wall, the and CEO of the Norman pening,” Woods said. “It’s a longer period of owner of the International Chamber of Commerce, important that we will have, Pantry. said the meetings have at the end of the process, a time was probably a “The Norman Chamber been productive and the beautiful new overpass leadbetter way to go.” of Commerce ... were ini- city was happy to help the ing into Lindsey with better street access, bike lanes and tially those that helped us merchants. JERI SIEBER, get the meetings going, and “We told them that we walking paths, but what we CLASSIC 50’S OWNER then the City of Norman has want to bring them all to- don’t want to have happen helped, as well,” Wall said. gether and start meeting on is business storefronts that “The city is doing every- “We have an open phone a consistent basis and talk are empty and abandoned about the issues and to share because we couldn’t supthing it can to minimize the line — we communicate.” “We discuss ways to bring ideas,” Woods said. “And port and didn’t support impact. I think when it’s done, it’s going to be some- more people to Lindsey they, within those meet- those businesses during this thing we are all really proud Street and how to engage ings, have come up with process.” of,” O’Leary said. “In addi- everybody,” Wall said. “We ideas such as discount shartion to cars and trucks, these thought of the ‘Use ‘em ing where they can all work Kayla Branch projects are about other Don’t Lose ‘em’ T-shirts, and together.” Woods said the types of transportation, as if you buy a shirt and wear

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Police issue few texting tickets

State law against texting and driving difficult to enforce BRYCE MCELHANEY @bryce_mac

The Norman Police Department has issued a low number of texting and driving citations after a new law regarding the issue went into effect a little over a year ago. Out of the 29,560 citations written from Nov. 1, 2015, to Nov. 1, 2016, only 59 were for texting and driving, NPD Public Safety Information Officer Sarah Jensen said. She said it is difficult to give the citation, especially if police officers cannot see the cell phone to verify that it is distracting the driver — but that does not stop drivers from receiving tickets. “Officers do cite other things, like failure to devote


A student texts while driving his vehicle in Norman in a photo illustration Nov. 17. The number of citations written for texting and driving have decreased since city and statewide bans went into effect Nov. 1, 2015.

time and attention — it’s a little more broad,” Jensen said. The broader citation was written 734 times, she said, and is given when a driver is noticeably distracted. “Failure to devote time and attention covers the broad

spectrum of careless and distracted driving, which makes it easier for officers to enforce,” Jensen said in an email. She said the number of citations issued were low not only in Norman, but also statewide.

Petition calls for safe place

playing music, or something of that nature. The law that’s currently written doesn’t address those things,” she said. NPD spends the months of November and December specifically educating drivers about the dangers of texting and driving, Jensen said. “ T h e No r m a n P o l i c e Department really believes that proper education plays a really large role in actually changing a driver’s behavior,” she said. The hope is that drivers will understand the risks of texting and driving, which will help change driving behaviors, Jensen said. “We know enforcement efforts work … but we also want people to know why it’s so important to not text and drive behind the wheel of your vehicle,” she said. Bryce McElhaney


OU community advocates to protect undocumented ANNA MAYER


A petition to request that OU declare itself a sanctuary university for undocumented immigrants and other marginalized persons is currently being circulated to garner support. The petition was created Nov. 15 by Alesha Carter, an employee in the Department of Neurosurgery at the OU Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, and adds to the national movement of pressuring universities to protect their students, faculty and staff by limiting their cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

“We all confer as well. Even Oklahoma Highway Patrol didn’t have an astounding number of citations written,” Jensen said. Out of the 47 citations and 14 warnings for texting and driving, 19 were given to OU

students — three of whom received warnings and 16 of whom received tickets, according to NPD records. Jensen said the police department is not naive about texting and driving continuing to be a problem. “The way in which that law is written, it’s broad and makes it difficult to prove on occasion that someone is texting and driving, so that’s why you typically see a higher number of citations regarding that failure to devote time and attention, because that statute was already in place before texting and driving came around and addresses all forms of careless driving,” she said. Jensen said an officer might see texting and driving at a stop light, which the law allows if the vehicle is not in motion. “People, of course, hold their phone down, or say they were utilizing a map, or


OU community members march during the #BlackOUt Nov. 9. A petition is circulating to make OU a sanctuary university for undocumented immigrants and other marginalized persons.

The movement began as a response to President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to reform immigration laws and deport up to 3 million immigrants. “We the undersigned call on the University of Oklahoma to stand with other universities and publicly declare itself a ‘sanctuary of higher education’ ... and that it will truly and openly listen to the voices of those who are members and

organizations of these marginalized communities,” the petition says. Oklahoma is also one of just 18 states to allow in-state tuition rates to apply to undocumented students. Carter also provided The Daily with a statement which can be viewed at Anna Mayer


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“I have a job interview later today, and I was going through interview notes. It’s for a position that I have not considered before. It’s not a PR or marketing position, I’m a little nervous for that, but I’m just happy I have an interview. I’m also applying to graduate school. I’d love to go to OU (College of) Law, but if that doesn’t work out, I’d love to go back to Texas. I had an interview in D.C. over the summer; I’d love to go back there. It was PR and public affairs in government relations.�


Limp Wizurdz members (from left) Frankie Kump, Taylor Young, Jeff Simmons and Rodrigo Serrano pose for a photo in front of a car Nov. 13. Limp Wizurdz prides itself in creating hectic sounds, according to the band.

Local band goes on tour after starting as a joke Limp Wizurdz to travel Norman with new album, songs CHANDLER KIDD @chanannkidd

Local band Limp Wizurdz has prided itself, in creating a chaotic sound for years. The band is working on releasing an album and embarking on a tour in early January. The four members that make up Limp Wizurdz have been friends since childhood, the band’s guitarist Jeff Simmons said. Other members include Frankie Ku m p ( b a s s ) , R o d r i g o Serrano (drums) and Taylor Young (vocals and guitar). “I’ve known Taylor since the first grade, but the band didn’t get together until we were about 13,� Simmons said. Limp Wizurdz began playing music as a joke when the members were teenagers. The band’s name was inspired by rock group Limp Bizkit, Young said. “We started recording fake songs for fun. At the time we were listening to Limp Bizkit so we thought, ‘Why can’t we

be limp something,’� Young said. Green Day and Sum 41 may inspire the band’s sound, but Limp Bizkit inspired the band’s branding, Simmons said. “Limp Bizkit inspired the name for damn sure, they spell their name crazy and we do, too,� Simmons said. The band has been playing together as one unit for four years. Limp Wizurdz began working with a student producer around the same time, Serrano said. “We started working with producer Colton Jean in 2011, and after a couple years we released ‘Jeff Goes To College,’ which is our first released album,� Serrano said. Working with Jean has helped Limp Wizurdz perfect its heavy and hectic sound. Jean has a good ear for music and supports the band, Kump said. “He’s the guy who will push us he won’t let us quit and just builds our sound with his music theor y,� Kump said. The band describes its concert experience as “exciting to watch live.� Simmons even described the band as

“heavy friends.� “ We t h ro w o u r i d e a s against the wall until they stick together, but most importantly we are friends b e f o re w e a re a b a n d ,� Simmons said.

“We started recording fake songs for fun. At the time we were listening to Limp Bizkit so we thought, ‘Why can’t we be limp something.’� TAYLOR YOUNG, LIMP WIZURDZ GUITARIST

Limp Wizurdz is currently working on its new album titled “Fugue State,� which they claim is different than anything else they have out because the album has more of a calm sound and feeling. “Fugue State� is meant to evoke an atmosphere of amnesia for a listener. The band based the album off of “Breaking Bad,� Kump said. “You know when Walter White went on one, we’re basing it off of that. It is basically a state of amnesia; that is how your 20s are,

honestly,� Kump said. A l t h o u g h t h e b a n d ’s members have a hectic life just like their sound, they are still able to remain friends and create music together. Limp Wizurdz is like Kump’s second job, he said “It is easy to make time for it because we all enjoy it so much. When Friday hits, we clock in,� Young said. The band’s theory behind not becoming power hungry is working as one unit. Each band member strives to be a leader. “We all put in equal effort; in a way it is like we are all managers,� Serrano said. Limp Wizurdz plays in the Norman area often at multiple venues. Listeners can catch its shows at Opolis, The Deli, Bison Witches and even at ‘do it yourself’ house shows. “Our next step is to keep playing music and maybe even travel a little bit,� Kump said. Limp Wizurdz’s tour begins in January with a kickoff at Opolis on Jan. 6. The show starts at 10 p.m. and costs $10. Chandler Kidd

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Heisman hunt gets a shakeup Louisville’s loss opens door for Mayfield, Westbrook SPENSER DAVIS @Davis_Spenser

Oklahoma didn’t play on Saturday, but there was one major result from the game that could help a pair of Sooners come award season. Louisville lost to in-state rival Kentucky 41-38, halting


Lamar Jackson’s Heisman campaign with just one week to go before voting closes. Jackson has been the frontrunner for most of the season, but his four turnovers against the Wildcats may have opened the door for other players around the country. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook are in the mix for college football’s top honor. On Thursday, OU

Athletics released a campaign site for the two that you can see at Mayfield is slated to set a new NCAA record for quarterback efficiency while Westbrook paces most of the country in yards, touchdowns and yards per catch. Other candidates for the Heisman have been slow to materialize. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson hasn’t been as effective this season, especially on the

ground. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has been good albeit not great for the Crimson Tide as a freshman. Other players like USC’s Adoree Jackson, San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey, Washington’s Jake Browning a n d Mi c h i g a n ’s Ja b r i l l Peppers have also made headlines. Mayfield and Westbrook will benefit from playing on a national stage next week as the Sooners host Oklahoma

State for the Big 12 championship. Among the other candidates listed above, only Watson, Hurts, Pumphrey and Browning will also have that opportunity. Finalists for the Heisman Trophy will be named Dec. 5. The winner will be announced Dec. 10. Spenser Davis

16. Louisville 17. Stanford 18. Auburn 19. Virginia Tech 20. Navy 21. LSU 22. Iowa 23. Nebraska 24. South Florida 24. Pittsburgh

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