Saturday, April 19, 2014
CEDA Debate 2013 Review
In a debate reason, intelligence and logic are the tools of White Oppression. Modern collegiate debates involve obscenities, threats, ignoring the topic and screeching. In the future it will probably involve throwing feces and cannibalism.
It used to be that if you went to a college-level debate tournament, the students you’d see would be bookish future lawyers from elite universities, most of them white. In matching navy blazers, they’d recite academic arguments for and against various government policies. It was tame, predictable, and, frankly, boring.
These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative-style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years