Intolerance is corrosive; it dehumanizes and breeds an atmosphere of fear and hatred.
It is absolutely fine to have strong political beliefs and to express why you believe them to be true. However, if you value productive discussions, you shouldn’t declare your opposition and their ideas to be simply not welcome. That is straightforwardly non-conducive to holding any meaningful dialogue.
We must be open to the other side, to the possibility that we are wrong; we must be open to work together to find the truth and to solve problems together; only then will we see and progress.
I find the latest column appalling. Not only is it incredibly self-serving and presumptuous, but it’s also hypocritical and completely out of touch with the political reality in this country. It equates all conservatism with bigotry and likens the legitimacy of conservative political ideals to alchemy.
Across the country at business schools like ours, college left-wingers say they face social isolation because of their beliefs.
I’ve made some people angry. Last week I wrote an article, which argued that we shouldn’t feel obligated to embrace certain ideas on campus, that has since been circulated through alumni networks, right-wing media outlets and the parts of the internet people are referring to when they say “the internet” derisively.
A letter from our editor-in-chief, Sam Seekings, responding to the backlash surrounding the article “It’s OK that conservatives don’t feel welcome.”
If the University truly wants to establish itself permanently as the flourishing, vibrant, politically-active campus it becomes in the days preceding presidential debates or major elections, change starts from the top down.
To the editors of Student Life: I am writing in response to an opinion column that appeared in your Feb. 6 edition. Since it ran, I have heard from several students that the column intensified their sense that they do not belong at our university. That is something I cannot allow to go without response.
Communication is key: If students know more about what’s going on, they are better able to take safety precautions.