The Samuelson Sweeps at Lincoln East
2021 — NSDA Campus, NE/US
This year, we have decided to change the name of what has traditionally been known as "Lincoln-Douglas Debate" to "Baldwin-X Debate." The reason for this is that the text and topics covered in the Lincoln-Douglas debates that the event was originally named after did not present a model of debate that we believe we is representative of what this community should seek to embody. They included personal attacks and defense of white supremacy by both debaters. Instead, we are choosing to name our division after the James Baldwin-Malcolm X debates over the use of nonviolence and violence in response to the political oppression of Black people in America. The topics covered in these debates continue to be relevant to the world today. Thus, we feel that they better represent the vision of what this activity should be.