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Tuesday August 3rd

Letter: UNC should not condone public displays of homophobia, racism or sexism

To the editor:

The BOG passed a free speech policy that would punish students for "substantially disrupting the functioning of the constituent institution substantially interfering with the protected free expression rights of others." 

Tuesday Feb. 6 ushered in yet another group of homophobic, racist, sexist people, likely without a permit, to spew hate speech.

Where is the University when it comes to protecting the rights of its students?

One of the men recorded students as they walked by, potentially putting students' lives and identities as risk. Where is the university when it comes to protecting its students. Saying that "sodomites deserve AIDS" is hate speech. Saying that yoga pants cause men to masturbate is downright sexist and renders men below the neurological capacity of dogs.

Were they with any university organization? How did they get permit to speak at a university they are not taking out loans for? Where are the rules and processes when it comes to protecting?


Marie Sintim
Senior
Women's and Gender Studies

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