Violent threats after controversial protest cause Dartmouth to cancel classes
- Dartmouth College canceled all arts and sciences graduate and undergraduate classes Wednesday due to the fallout from a student demonstration, with alternative programming scheduled in the hope of fostering healthier debate and respect for diverse opinions.
- At an event for several hundred prospective students Friday called "Dimensions at Dartmouth," 15 students burst in with signs, protesting what they said were incidents of homophobia, racism and sexual assault on the campus, and chanting "Dartmouth has a problem!" before one of the prospective students started a counter chant of "We love Dartmouth!"
- Facebook and an unaffiliated forum played host to posts calling for violence against the protesters and insulting their perceived sexual orientations, leading the demonstrators to bring attention to the worst posts on a new blog titled "Real Talk Dartmouth" and an e-mail to the campus from Dean of the College Charlotte H. Johnson reiterating the college's commitment to tolerance and diversity.
From the article:
... "Why do we even admit minorities if they're just going to whine?" one commenter asked. "Wish I had a shotgun. Would have blown those [expletive] hippies away," wrote another. ...
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