HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Massachusetts (Group) » 'F*** Nazis': School's in...

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 02:10 AM

'F*** Nazis': School's initial response to sign hung in UMass Amherst dorm window stirs controversy

A request from a UMass Amherst residence director that a sign explicitly condemning Nazis be taken down from a dorm room window has triggered a wave of criticism toward the school.

Photos of the sign — that read, “F*** NAZIS YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE” — circulated on social media this week alongside a screenshot of an apparent emailed response from one of the university’s residence directors asking that it be removed, citing an effort to create an inclusive and respectful environment.

It’s unclear when the sign was posted and when the email was sent. A tweet posted Wednesday night by someone who says he is a UMass student garnered over 5,000 likes and 1,600-plus retweets by Friday morning as school officials rebuked the initial handling of the incident.

The email, sent by Residence Director Eddie Papazoni to one student who lives in the dorm room where the sign was displayed, said that while the sign is allowed as expression of free speech, Papazoni asked that it be removed because some people on campus feel “it has created mixed emotions in the community on how to proceed, issues of inclusion, and the ability to be active members of their community.”

Read more: https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/12/21/nazis-sign-umass

2 replies, 687 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply 'F*** Nazis': School's initial response to sign hung in UMass Amherst dorm window stirs controversy (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2018 OP
bitterross Dec 2018 #1
3catwoman3 Dec 2018 #2

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 02:31 AM

1. "it has created mixed emotions"

If you have an emotion other than revulsion to Nazis you have a problem. How there could be "mixed" emotions is beyond me. Either you are a sub-human piece of shit Nazi or you are not. There is no grey area here.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 02:54 AM

2. "Issues of inclusion." Inclusion? Seriously?

An inclusive and respectful environment? Screw that.

Include them out. Nazis should not feel welcome anywhere.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread