“In my opinion, the event did not promote “respect and empathy” for middle-class, abled, and heterosexual Catholic white women, let alone those of different(/no) genders, races, ethnicities, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.”
“In the present world, though, a 1986 Federal law mandated that the border be secured, an achievable goal with present technical and financial resources. “
“We hope that our administration will soon regard timidity not as a virtue but as an injustice, and we hope that the fire of discontent within BC’s students will not flicker but set our campus aflame.”
I regret that I must write another letter to the editor, but my last one was insufficient or too late. I still have hope that Boston College can continue to be a place where learning is fostered and prioritized over grades and all students have the opportunity to do well based on their own abilities….
“We still seem to be unable to confront our own critical position of race and racism in America.”
Amid the stress of finals and the weeks of winter break, it seems that we’ve dropped Michael Sorkin’s hate crime from our collective mindset. This saddens me, because it was an important opportunity to address a problem that has diseased this school for a long time. I think it’s time we revive a dialogue on…
“Until students, faculty, and staff alike contend with the historical roots of BC’s dominant culture, AHANA+ students will not be able to benefit from all that our institution has to offer.”
While Boston College students have expressed a need for more comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion programs for decades, the events of last fall made it painfully clear that the University still has a long road ahead.
We at the Boston College Women’s Center want to reiterate our support for survivors of sexual violence, and offer/remind our community about the resources available.
LTE: In Response to: “Over 200 Faculty Sign Letter Calling on Leahy, Quigley to Issue ‘Strong Response’ to B.o.B’s Stances”
“Was this episode just about vetting or was it more broadly a case study about sensitivity?”