All I can think about is the fact that this man is receiving a standing ovation as I leave the room. Not just from his supporters, but from many of the 18–22 year old Black students in the room. Impressionable Black students who trust the Afrikan Black Coalition staff and their peers to mentor and guide them. I have failed my students by allowing this man to speak, and it is like I am punching myself in the gut by thinking this could have ever turned out any different for Black queer folks, Black trans folks, Black women, and/or Black undocumented folks.
Anthony James Williams