I viewed the exhibit as an opportunity to reach out to a wider community, and it has indeed sparked a broader dialogue between the art department and the rest of the university. Harper left her sorority. Lisa McBride, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion, disagreed: Or is this just self-aggrandizing hypocrisy?
We are learning as a community. I will publicly admit that I have made many tasteless jokes in my past that I deeply regret. She was so distraught that she refused to do interviews and deleted her Facebook page.
The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Collegian. What happened to Harper was not kind nor was it gentle. But is this justice? Most people probably have, in fact, but they kept their insensitivity outside of the public eye.
What could possibly be so shocking, illicit, or unsavory that needs to be covered up so dramatically? I saw people crying for her expulsion and even looking up her address to publicly dox her personal information. Should we have even been mad at Harper, or should we be raising issues with an American education system that makes no effort to tell girls like her about how horrifying and real the racial violence of the Ku Klux Klan is?
Every attempt by Harper to defend herself or apologize was shut down by accusations that grew louder and less patient. There needed to be consequences, and she needed to be educated. Art is supposed to be provocative and get people thinking, and I feel like they tried to do away with that at first.
But these were not sufficient compromises. Will this experience make us risk averse? I know because I use to pick on a fellow classmate of mine in high school and done it for two years and after another bully went after me for something stupid I realized what i was doing was wrong because I got into a fight with the other student that was my friend over something that was soo stupid and I ended up getting hurt really bad and after that is when I quit picking on the kid i was picking on and bullying that it is not fair to her because she was struggling in life and was struggling with her grades in school I actually ended up towards the end being friends with her and helped her graduate and also no one picked on her again.
Their questionable spelling skills aside, the aftermath of this incident is a horrible example of how to combat racism at our university. Rather than hiding the work away, the dramatic black drape just gives it added frisson, and will arguably draw more people out of sheer curiosity as to what work of art could merit such special concealing treatment.
People who were older and wiser than me, some friends and some strangers, were kind and gentle enough to take me aside and explain why my worldview was flawed. I think one of the very hopeful messages that I will take from this is a student who commented that we are one Salem State and we will grow together.
But anyone who thought that a public shame-a-thon would help her realize her mistake and do better in the future is kidding themselves.
Now the picture is back on display, but concealed behind a drape. Tweet on Twitter A Kansas State student has once again made a tasteless joke on Snapchat, and I am once again disappointed in the response this incident has received from individuals in our student body.
Without the generosity of socially aware people, I would not be the person I am today. So the witch trial is just like bullying because they went after people who they had believed was practicing witch craft and in fact were not it was just a seed they were using in the breads that caused people to hilluscinate and were seeing people who they thought were cursing them and were not and it just happened to be the person they seen last they were seeing again in their hilluscinations.
I know this because it happened to me, and I hope it happens to her too.
Kyle Hampel is a junior in English. She contemplated leaving the university. November 19, at 3: It is plain, almost documentary in style, not inflammatory nor overtly political in content, but it has fallen foul of yet another angry student body—hence the black curtain.
Students are picked on everyday by others and its mostly the kids who really do not have much and they have what they need and the kids that have everything think it is ok to pick on the kids that do not have what others have.
Why did anyone feel the need to publicly shame Harper for her actions? They are the definition of self-defeating. People can change and see the errors of their ways through kindness. It was like being in old Salem, Massachusetts, as a first-hand witness to a hysterical witch-hunting. Kids that bully others do no think about what they are doing to the kid they are picking on or beating on it hurts them just like it would hurt the bully if he lost someone in his or her family but worst to the kid they are physically and or mentally hurting.
Please send comments to opinion kstatecollegian.Oct 30, · The salem witch trails were a terrible part of history, there were alot of people that were accused of being witches but they were proubally inoccent. Back then people can have a disease that would make you holisinate and people didn’t understand what was going on so they determined it was a sign of satin.
Salem Witch Trials The experiment performed was a partial replication of an experiment done by Hyde and Jenkins (). In the experiment participants were to perform an orienting task while listening to an audio tape that presented a list of 28 unrelated words at a rate of one word every three seconds.
Why Salem State University Is Hiding This Ku Klux Klan Picture Behind a Curtain depicting members of the Klan was selected by Salem State University to be featured in degree in history in. The Ku Klux Klan and The Salem Witch Trials z KKK Origin The Salem Witch Trials The Ku Klux Klan Is a racist terrorist organization that practices “Christian Terrorism”.
The Ku Klux clan is an organization that is Founded by six young men December of and the summer of in the town. The historical essays in this magazine explain the roots of racism and prejudice which sustain the Ku Klux Klan.
As a young civil rights activist working alongside John Lewis, Andrew Young, the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others, I saw the Ku Klux Klan as an all-too visible power in many of the places we went to organize voter. Any reasonable person who heard about this issue will see the witch-hunters as a radical mob that shouldn’t be listened to.
The witch-hunters’ cruel efforts are making the idea that “racist jokes are bad” seem unreasonable. They are the definition of self-defeating. I don’t know if Harper will ever read this.Download