When I first read this article, my initial reaction was to condemn Boston College’s administration for attempting to punish an anti-racism protest. Just more ways that the administration refuses to work with the outspoken students, right? But after I reread some sections and thought about it a little more, I came to support the administration’s…
I read Nicholas Hissong’s Feb. 1 op-ed, “Winning Over Millennial Republicans,” with interest; while I am not sure if I (having been born in 1997) count as a “Millennial” (my dictionary gives a 1994 cut-off date, but Neil Howe and William Strauss, who coined the term, give it as 2004), I am a young Republican,…
I actually enjoyed Mr. Behrens’s piece; political discourse is always good. Naturally, I don’t agree, either practically or philosophically, and I’ll try to lay out my reasons here.
It is not surprising to see Boston College students “Feeling the Bern,” but I believe Mr. Behrens’s column supporting Sanders misses a few points.
‘The thing is, this isn’t about Jack Dunn, or any other individual administrator at BC. It’s about an institution that normalizes and advantages whiteness in policy and in practice.’
‘The article does nothing to promote genuinely intellectual analysis of a piece of art that we struggle to provide to the Boston College community.’
‘We ask that writers of The Heights have an understanding of the technical terms of theatre before pursuing reviews of our productions. It is apparent Ford lacks such understanding.’
‘We are all human beings, regardless of race. Our families have fled other places and come to the United States for freedom, equality, and protection of rights.’
‘We charge Boston College to listen to and address the experiences of its marginalized students, and to its faculty, many of whom who have expertise in understanding color-blind and institutional racism.’
‘At this crucial point in history, BC has an undeniable responsibility and enormous opportunity to act. We should be the leaders we’re called to be.’