The MSU Board of Trustees unanimous decision to indefinitely uphold Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday is commendable.For the past three years, MLK Day has been observed at the university strictly on a trial basis.
Believing that people, though sometimes stupid, are basically good on the inside has made going through life a little easier for me. Believing when someone hurts or offends me, they truly might not realize how what they said affected me, has made me a more forgiving person. And believing there is a difference between being racist and being unaware has made me realize The State News has a problem. On Monday, we ran an ad for a sororitys self-defense class.
I agree 100 percent with Angela Poks letter that stated the depiction of the perpetrator in the self-defense ad was offensive (Self-defense ad offensive, wrong, SN 2/14). Although I did not assume the man was black, he was obviously a man of color - which could be Latino, Asian, Arabic or black.
The women of Alpha Xi Delta would like to apologize to Angela Pok and other members of the Michigan State community who may have taken offense at the drawing used in our ad for a self-defense workshop (Self-defense ad offensive, wrong, SN 2/14). The drawing was chosen to represent a general male image, not a member of a particular racial or ethnic group.
I am writing in response to Angela Pok and the case of extreme over-sensitivity she seems to display (Self-defense ad offensive, wrong, SN 2/14). She declared The State News made a highly racist move in allowing Alpha Xi Delta to run an ad for a self-defense class which depicts a black man as a potential perpetrator of assault.
The Democratic Party in general has turned their heads with a number of former President Bill Clinton-related scandals, but the Marc Rich pardon may be harder to conquer and spin off as just another ploy by the conservative right to take down Clinton. As of Jan.
In response to state Rep. Sandy Cauls letter on her legislation of kegs (Keg legislation will save lives, SN 2/8), I would like to clarify certain incidents she is using as her defense. First off, the tragedy of Bradley McCues death was a result of binge drinking, where he consumed more than five drinks in one sitting.