Thomas Horton 
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Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

Actually, FUNKBRS, stereotyping is stereotyping. Classism, xenophobia, racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, ageism, sexism... They are all part and parcel of the same disease: small-mindedness.

"I'm sure they're [sic] a lot of decent graduates from Rhodes" is no different from Trump calling Mexicans a bunch of rapists and then adding, "and some, I assume, are good people."

Any time you apply personal qualities to entire groups, or vice versa, you are guilty of prejudice. It's that same mentality you deplore in Nick Pietrangelo, with a dose of self-righteousness and hypocrisy.

(And as an aside, I can't help but give advice: If you're going to speak on behalf of "the music scene," don't mention tipping. It kinda undermines your authority.)

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Posted by Thomas Horton on 09/11/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Rhodes President Condemns 'Hate-Filled Essay' Written by a Student

As a Rhodes alumnus, I underline that we were always taught tolerance and respect, and I applaud President Hass for speaking out against this hateful speech.

I find this student's ideas very disturbing, and although free speech is his right and I would not see it curbed, Rhodes does have a policy about insulting slurs, and "fags" certainly qualifies. He identified himself as a Rhodes student, so Rhodes rules apply.

I'm in favor of expulsion.

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Posted by Thomas Horton on 09/11/2017 at 1:40 PM


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