TO THE EDITOR:
The DTH recently published a letter from Tanner Henson in which he spoke out in defense of conservative women at UNC who have been ridiculed following the release of a Vanity Fair feature article about them. I wish to discuss one particular aspect of his concerns: the lack of tolerance from the party of tolerance.
Who the hell ever called us tolerant? Tolerance is an empty middle ground, full of people who are too lazy to fight for their beliefs or too ignorant to understand the world. Tolerance is apathetic, tolerance is selfish and tolerance is easy. It requires no changes in one’s view and no interaction with those whose views differ. It allows one to continue to hate under the guise of nobility. Tolerance, when it comes to people, is not noble. Effort is. To those who wish to be tolerant, please stop. Please do not simply tolerate those whom I love. To my fellow students of privilege, let us respectfully engage. Let us ask questions and aspire to learn. Let us remember that questions do lead to answers, and not all arguments are meant to be won.
Deputy Undergraduate Student Attorney General