A grad student becomes angry that the African American Heritage room in the student center is never occupied, except by white students looking for a quiet place to study. She tries to stage a protest against this act of racial oppression. A couple other students show up, but a miscommunication has led to the protest organizational meeting being held in a room that at the same time is occupied by a class on Anglo-Saxon language and literature that had to move from its normal meeting place. The student views this as an act of white aggression, and doubles her efforts to protest white suppression of blacks.
Frankie and Bridgette are roped into “negotiating” a stand-down in order to save the face of the university, but feel uncomfortable doing so because of their whiteness, so they try to find an African American who will join them, only to struggle to find a non-offensive way to say “we need your help because you’re black”.