Month: April 2002

Commercialism: accepted racism?

Last week, the popular clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch created a public stir by releasing and then quickly pulling four t-shirts portraying Asian Americans’ appearance, occupations and languages in a stereotypical manner.

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Violating community boundaries

Here at Williams, we have a community. Unfortunately, nobody seems to understand what that means anymore. A clear illustration of this can be found in the reaction to the recent chalkings by the Bisexual Gay Lesbian Transgender Union (BGLTU).

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Chalking as crucial expression

C--k, p---y, f--k. . . all vulgar terms not to be used in polite conversation, right? Indeed, not even to be read in this paper.

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Supporting Williams’ survivors

In my time here at Williams, I have talked to all sorts of people about sexual assault, about the effects of such a traumatic experience, and about the issues with which survivors struggle.

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Political correctness stifling

Last semester in my Political Science 202, World Politics class, we engaged in a debate about the 1999 war in Kosovo. Was it, as some members of the class alleged, a “racist” war?

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Need for respect and accuracy

I appreciate the kind comments I have received on Factrak. However, I would like to explain why I think Factrak is a bad idea.

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Open Sesame Street

The rules for this puzzle are loose. I’m going to give you two words that are related to each other by a third word.

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One in 2000: Darrin Lillie

Darrin Lillie (and pals) Job: Security Officer Home: Adams, MA

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Third annual “Take Back the Night”

Tonight will be the third annual “Take Back the Night” candlelight march at Williams College. For the past few years, members of the Rape and Sexual Assault Network have collaborated with members of the College community to organize this event.

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Sexual assault response at Williams: SART, WPD, Security and other options

Two recent reports of alleged sexual assaults on students have left many people confused about what options are available on campus to help students cope with a rape or sexual assault. Williams students have at their disposal an extensive network of on-campus resources, as well as a number of off-campus alternatives.

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