University Tells Student Remove 'F*** Nazis' Sign Because It's Not Inclusive

  • 2018-12-27
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
University Tells Student Remove 'F*** Nazis' Sign Because It's Not Inclusive
University of Massachusetts Junior Nicole Parsons put a placard in her windowsill saying "F*** Nazis, you are not welcome here" after someone scrawled a swastika over a "Happy Hanukkah" sign on campus. 

Incredibly, university officials asked Parsons to remove her sign because "it did not foster a sense of inclusion." (The Times of Israel)
 

“I thought maybe if I hang the sign up, maybe the person who drew the swastika will see it and see someone condemning their actions, even if the administration doesn’t do it,” she told BuzzFeed.

However, she soon received an email from a residence director informing her that although the sign was “permitted under Freedom of Speech,” he would “also like to discuss the impact on the community that this sign has had.”

“There are some in the community who have expressed that the sign should be taken down as 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,” the RA, Eddie Papazoni, wrote. “While Residence Education cannot force you or your roommate to take the sign down, I am asking that you or your roommate take the sign down so that all students can be a part of an inclusive residential experience, as well as having a respectful environment to be a part of here on our campus.”

Parsons told BuzzFeed that she was in shock and that she believed the email showed that “the university cares more about the feelings of Nazis than the safety of their students.”

 Source: AAN
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