- How old am I:
I know couple upperclass women who are really capable of doing whatever they put hands on. A major stereotype is that being an all-women college, you'll only have female friends and you have to be downright weird.
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The original incident took place during the week of September 8th. The students were asked by Bryn Mawr senior staff to take the Confederate flag down, but the students proceeded to hang it in their dorm room window. The black-clad demonstrators formed a human chain that wrapped around Pembroke and Rockefeller Halls.
The flag-hanging is the latest in a series of race-related incidents at Bryn Mawr. In February a student posted images of a stereotyped black man being chased by a large bird on the office door of Dr. Kalala Ngalamulume, a history professor from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
While the student eventually apologized to the professor and said that she found the images humorous, some Bryn Mawr students thought the incident reflected poorly on the Bryn Mawr administration. Haverford and Swarthmore students also attended the demonstration to stand in solidarity with their fellow Tri-Co members.
So when Bryn Mawr needed bodies, I was on the plan. The demonstration coincided with a Board of Trustees meeting that was held in preparation for the Saturday inauguration of President Kim Cassidy. However, for the students holding hands on Friday, the demonstration was about more than taking down a flag.
Published in News and The Latest. Good for the students, faculty and Board members who publicly and visibly ed hands and raised their voices in response to the immature and thoughtless expression by a couple of other students of a traditional symbol of racial intolerance.
But a community dedicated to intellectual freedom cannot tolerate punishment or prohibition of speech on the basis of the point of view expressed or the offense it causes, even or especially when most of us would abhor that particular point of view. While limiting the expression of unpopular opinions on a private campus is not illegal as it would be, under the First Amendment, if the same limitations were imposed by government in the public sphereit is still very much the wrong way to go.
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