Tag: don’t ask don’t tell
In his recent Student Life column “Crowd dynamics,” Daniel Deibler claimed that the reactions of crowds to the question of a gay soldier and to Rick Perry’s stalwart defense of the death penalty at recent GOP debates were, while reprehensible, also excusable.
Recently, a California judge ruled the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy unconstitutional. This whole debacle surrounding this ruling and the Justice Department recommendation not to enforce it by an injunction only serves to reinforce my cynicism toward democracy and politics in general.
‘Catch-22” is a funny book. It’s probably one of my favorite books that I read in my AP English class senior year. But we all know the reason why it’s such an iconic book—it provides readers with a searing account of militaristic violence and bureaucratic entrenchment in the modern world through its sharp sarcastic undercurrent. To think, then, that the U.S.
Like many Wash. U. students, I was disgusted by what I heard and read about the discrimination that occurred at Mothers bar. Students I know and respect were unjustly treated like second-class citizens because of their race. This bigotry is reminiscent of the treatment of blacks before the civil rights movement. This period not so long ago reeked with injustice as “separate but equal” ruled our nation. Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned only 55 years ago.
Several weeks ago, senior David Dresner approached a military recruitment table at a University career fair, announced that he was gay and asked for an application. He was promptly denied.
The moment was not an extraordinary one.
Co-founded by senior David Dresner, The Right Side of History seeks equality for the LGBT community by engaging straight youth. Over the next two years, Dresner hopes to jump-start a national movement by applying new strategies to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.