Recent events on campus remind us once again that black students in particular and underrepresented students in general still face stereotyping and prejudice in our community. As an institution of higher learning, and as a community, we must call out these disturbing actions and attitudes at the individual and institutional level.
We write in reference to a Letter to the Editor in The Lamron, recently written by a certain professor of philosophy. This letter condemns The Lamron for publishing what this professor claims is a disingenuous apology from an anonymous student involved in the blackface incident on our campus. In the name of encouraging open dialogue, we wish to offer a rebuttal to this letter.
From what I can summarize, the point of Dr. Everett’s letter, published in The Lamron on April 11, is that people who are “politically incorrect” are more persecuted on this campus than racial minorities (specifically African Americans). Of course he thought that. He’s a white philosophy professor with tenure.
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