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    Steven J.Nov 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I have a bit of an issue with this scathing article regarding The Campus. They would not take on ads like that unless they know what it is about. To me ABC created this full page ad to stir up interest and spread knowledge of the incident gradually so it would build up to this event. I have the feeling The Campus may have been asked or suggested to keep the incident unreported in the paper.

    If the incident was blatantly covered by The Campus simultaneously with the advertisement, it would not have received the hype it did on Tuesday. You would have possibly heard a lot of students saying “too late” I think attacking this incident. But so many (including myself) were kept in the dark so that when we found out and went to the event, it had a deep impact and was all new and fresh to us.

    The issue is a serious one to be discussed and I was glad to see it happen, as I’m not aware of every case of prejudice or potential racism on campus, but I think we need to act on a quote made by President Obama to this issue, as well as others on campus:

    “When, you know, I’m busy…cleaning up…we don’t want somebody sitting back saying, ‘you’re not holding the mop the right way’. Why don’t you grab a mop, why don’t you help clean up. ‘You’re not mopping fast enough’…Grab a mop –- let’s get to work.”

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    Jessica McGradyNov 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I agree with Kat’s opinion. While The Campus did a great job covering ABC’s response to the racist incidents, it troubles me that they waited until ABC responded to cover the event. If ABC had not hosted the panel, these incidents would have gone unnoticed and unreported like so many others.

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