I was happy to read on page one of your Sunday edition that something good has come out of the racist attack on Associated Student Body President Belina Seare. I am glad that students at WWU have a dream of attending classes at WWU’s College of Liberation and Power someday soon.
Finally, in 2016, the victims of the past are now empowered to “turn lemons into lemonade” and improve the university with some classes that actually address the root causes of the racist threat of lynching aimed at a leader of the black student community within the larger community of black people on campus, thus posing a threat to all.
A racist threat to any black member of the WWU community poses a threat to many others, but a racist threat to a publicly recognized leader of that community who was also able to reach out to people of all races is a more potent threat.
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Jon Shaughnessy, Bellingham