Seth Smith, a 19-year-old undergrad at Berkeley, was gunned down a week ago. Nobody has been arrested yet, but Seth being guilty of Walking While White may turn out to be a motive. (Assuming anybody is still interested in 2020 in outdated concepts like “motive,” which, judging from the Delaware Veterans Cemetery murders in May, might be a big assumption.)
Chancellor Christ put out the following press release:
Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to the campus community on Monday:
Some of you are aware of the tragic death earlier this week of third-year UC Berkeley student Seth Smith. Seth was walking near his off-campus apartment on Dwight Way on Monday evening when he was shot and fatally wounded.
Seth was 19 years old, majoring in economics, and was due to graduate in spring 2021….
We realize this is a difficult time for those of you who knew Seth. It is important to know that individuals may express their grief differently and we need to respect the different ways people react and support each other in the days and weeks ahead. Many of you may have had a close relationship with Seth and are feeling a sense of loss and disbelief. Others, like many of us, are experiencing stress, grief and anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic and the recent murders of George Floyd, Riah Milton, and other Black Americans.
Christ, that’s keeping it classy …
Seth Smith, Seth Rich, nobody cares compared to a real saint like Rayshard Brooks.
Don’t think of it as a murder, think of it as a White Privilegectomy.