Lecturer Emil Guillermo Discusses Legacy of SF State Student Strike for Ethnic Studies

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION -- As an adjunct professor in the Journalism Department for the spring semester at San Francisco State University, it was the first time I heard someone outside my campus put SFSU in the proper context for what happened there 50 years ago.

“You had the Brown Berets, and you had a Third World movement that developed out of it,” Abdullah continued in her interview with Scheer. “But the first was Black studies, and it opened the way for all of the other ethnic studies departments and programs. And San Francisco State still, to this day, is the only college of ethnic studies in the country. One of the beautiful things, though, is absolutely the Third World solidarity, but also the way in which we understand that when we fight, we win.”