At North Carolina State University early on the morning of Nov. 4, 2010, students stood up to protest the writing of some hateful speech on the University’s Free Expression Tunnel. One artist had drawn some art of a person with dark skin. What appears to be another artist wrote “Obama” on the wall adjacent to that art. What appears to be another artist wrote the N-word in white spray paint along with a vulgar illustration. Offensive? Yes. Hate speech? Maybe. Inappropriate? Definitely.
But perhaps more disturbing to me today were the discussions about eliminating the Free Expression Tunnel completely.