Wednesday, May 04, 2005
...we object to the vilification of a faculty member in your newspaper commentary pages especially when the faculty member singled out is a person of color. (Emphasis mine.)
Pointing out the faculty member's status as a person of color seems almost patronizing; if he was slandered, his status is irrelevant. Does the press have differential responsibilities in criticism in op-eds depending on one�s gender or race? I most certainly hope not.
And nobody has brought forward any evidence that anything said in the column is false. It's not a great column, but some monkeys get paid for worse.