Sagging Pants

No Homo

Jose Vilson Jose 8 Comments

“Just shut the fuck up, you fuckin’ bitch, what the fuck?” “Hey, what’s that about?” “No, it’s that they’re bothering me!” “Let’s talk about it outside.” “I’m not getting kicked out because of these two. I’d rather just leave!” “Come back here! I need to talk to you!” “No, I’m mad!” And off he ran. This is a typical scene in the classroom. A student gets mad and the teacher, …

Pride (In the Name of Love)

Jose Vilson 2 Comments

Today marks 2 years after I last saw Jamal James, former president of Syracuse University’s student government in 2001 and active member of the SU community. I had walked around the Pride parade in NYC that day and as I turned on West 4th, I saw him and a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in ages. Little did any of us know that that would be the last …