The 10 deaths at Astroworld Festival were the result of catastrophically failed planning by festival organizers, planners, police and private contractors. Travis Scott and his team must be held accountable for their deadly oversight.
On Friday, Nov. 5, at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, a crowd rush kickstarted a struggle that became a tragedy. In a crammed audience of around 50,000 attendees, momentum led to collapse, air loss and trampling, resulting in nine deaths.
At the end of a long work day running the Jewish campus organization Hillel, fundraising, supervising faculty, working with a Board of Directors and interacting with alumni, Rabbi Joseph Topek walks out of his office and goes straight to the coat hanger to put on his Texas Longhorn cap on top of his bright red Stony Brook yarmulke.
Not all Hispanic people come from the same country, nor do we all share the same cultural traditions, but the over-stereotyping and fetishizing of Hispanic people has become a norm in American culture.