Thursday, October 20, 2005
SCSU student Kathy Brickey said she heard in an ethnic studies class that since Judeo-Christian beliefs are commonly understood in St. Cloud, other beliefs should be emphasized.It's worth noting that Dr. Green is a candidate for the local school board. Again, respect the box.
Was this a university policy? To find out, I visited Les Green, director of the cultural diversity office in the education building. He disagreed with censoring my columns, and confirmed what I suspected of the university.
'It's not a policy, in my understanding. It's an atmospheric condition,' he said. 'Since everybody is aware of this (Judeo-Christian beliefs), why don't we talk about others?'
How ironic is it that a campus newspaper that declaims censorship from student government puts its own reporters in this position!