What Are We Teaching Our Kids?

Posted: February 19, 2006 in Society

From A Storm in Afghanistgan

I’m infuriated. Have you seen this? No, probably not.

Recently, there was a resolution brought before the University of Washington Student Senate. You can read it here. Essentially, it was to honor COL G. “Pappy” Boyington, USMC. You may, or may not, remember him from WW2, when he commanded the famous “Black Sheep” squadron. He went on to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He was an American Hero.

Should be an easy resolution to pass? Perhaps not on the campuses of American universities.

Read the transcripts of the Senate meeting. Specifically, it can be found at the bottom of page 4 through page 8.

The resolution was DEFEATED. Why? Well, let’s look at some of the comments raised:
Jill Edwards doesn’t believe that a Marine is the type of person to be honored as an example of the type of person UW wants to produce.
Ashley Miller feels that there are already too many monuments to rich white men.


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