Morehouse valedictorian stands out — “He’s white”

(Joshua Packwood Morehouse College 08′ Valedictorian)

(Atlanta newspaper) AJCS’ FRONT PAGE READS: “IS HE THE FACE OF MOREHOUSE?”

The 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., will graduate Sunday with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a degree in economics. He could have gone elsewhere, to a school like Harvard, Columbia, Stanford or Yale, but his four-year journey through Morehouse has taught him a few things that they could not, and he makes it clear that he has “no regrets”.

I’ve been forced to see the world in a different perspective, that I don’t think I could’ve gotten anywhere else,” he said. (The full article can be found at AJC.COM)

Having attended Morehouse College, I was originally appalled, then confused after seeing the ajcs’ front page. “I was hatin-but couldn’t quite figure out why”. I gave it time, read the article, had alot of dialog and let everything soak in. Honestly, i’m proud of the brother (Mr. Packwood) and I figured out my frustration. It wasn’t the fact that he was white, but that it took a white man to get Morehouse on the top front page of the paper.

I call what ‘they’ do “Intentional Aggravation”, which should be a crime. This IA is used to make us frustrated, when we notice certain little things that make no sense its bothersome, then they act like they don’t know what were talking about, insinuate we’re crazy and expect us to accept it.

(Scenario/Question/Something to make you say Hmmm…) (OK,we know it is but,) If Harvard was actually called a Historically White school and they hardly received recognition for their accomplishments. A black guy comes to the school and they miraculously make the top front page of the paper, would anybody else find that a little to ironic?????

Anyway Big, Big Upz to J. Pack

THAT MAN EARNED A 4.0, THAT’S AN ACCOMPLISHMENT ANYWHERE AND SHOULD BE COMMENDED…HATS OFF TO YOU BROTHA!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE GRADUATING FROM THE AUC (Clark Atlanta University, Morris Brown, Itc, Morehouse and Spelman) AND ANYWHERE ELSE!!!

NUMEROUS CLAPZ FROM FRESHediZion…KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

>.5 DA BOSS<

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4 Responses

  1. Tell Josh Packwood to contact Senator Obama. He would be an asset to the campaign.

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  4. I am really proud of Josh! He is a very unique and genuine individual. I appreciate his honesty and openness to be able to go to Morehouse and receive a great education. I think it really opens ones eyes to see that “color” is just that “color”, and that its about a persons character period!

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