It’s been heavily implied that Otto Warmbier was killed by North Korea for stealing a sign. Comments about how barbaric and cruel North Korea is have flooded social media; condemnations about how a man shouldn’t have been given a death sentence for stealing and how regimes like North Korea go against U.S. values are in huge supply. While what happened to Warmbier was a terrible tragedy, I can’t help but notice the hypocritical tone and rhetoric surrounding his treatment and death.
In honor of Black History Month, PCC’s Cross Cultural Center hosted a Poetry Night in the Wi-Fi Lounge last week. Three experienced spoken word poets performed personal pieces about the emotional subjects of being black, police brutality, and being an ally.