At this point, I am sure you have received mounds of letters concerning Ben Heaton’s op-ed piece, “Marriage debate not new one”. I understood that the author was writing satire but I was not amused. Espousing racist views under the guise of humor is a protected right; however, it is not very admirable. It is shameful that our campus newspaper chose to broadly insult and denigrate African-Americans. It is terribly insensitive and immature to proclaim bigoted views and just say, “I’m kidding.” Considering how stringently this paper regulates the content of their comic section, it’s highly questionable why this article was printed.
Christopher HarringtonClass of 2004