DOES HATE HAVE A HOME?
As a UMass alumna, I wish to congratulate the university on its endeavor to “reject hatred” on campus through its “Hate Has No Home at UMass” campaign (“In Other Words,” Fall 2017) and to “…stand united in defense of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion.” For too long, diversity of political thought and inclusion of ideologies other than liberalism have been spurned on campus, for the most part. In fact, hatred of a conservative point of view is blatant and bias in favor of a liberal ideology prevails, which flies in the face of the diversity that the university claims to espouse.
Additionally, I look forward to seeing/hearing of more tolerance and discussion of conservative ideology (which also supports multiculturalism, racial diversity, women’s rights, and a thriving planet) by professors at the university instead of the brainwashing of our students to think that the liberal ideology is the “only right” ideology and conservatives are not to be tolerated, never mind listened to.
Only by embracing and acknowledging all political views, and our rights as Americans to have them, will UMass uphold its pledge to be tolerant, diverse, and inclusive. I applaud your decision and will consider donating to the school if I see that what you profess to do is actually being done.
Dorothy Martin ’97G
I am glad to see that UMass is committed to being a welcoming campus, unlike some others, which refuse to welcome people with diverse viewpoints.
Cathy Graves Norman ’75G
The “Hate Has No Home at UMass” campaign won a 2018 bronze award for best practices in communications and marketing from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District 1.