"How To Speak Gibberish & Win A National Debate Title"
In other words — and this is no exaggeration — we must privilege gibberish and racial harangue that has nothing to do with the question under debate, because facts and logic are — wait for it — racist.
The other national finals wasn't much better.
Hard as it is to imagine, this is a throwback to what now must be regarded as "the good old days" of policy debate.
My opinion: if this is what the debate kids want to do, fine, but they shouldn't be allowed to call it "debate". Call it something else. It's as if Taylor Swift tried to perform at La Scala.