Anti-Semitism Sparks College Newspaper Debates
A few weeks ago a swastika graffiti was found in a library bathroom at Lewis & Clark College. The student body and faculty at Lewis & Clark College were very upset about the graffiti.
Last week, another liberal arts college, Reed College, published a satirical article about the issue in their humor-based-newspaper, The Pamphlette.
The article claimed that students had killed all Jews on their campus. The opening paragraph states:
“In what is being called a ‘tragic, but all too predictable’ event, the staff of The Leaphlette, a student humor publication at Lewis & Clark College, have been accused of rounding up and gassing all of the Jews on their Portland, OR, campus.”
The editors of The Pamphlette have repeatedly apologized to Lewis & Clark College. They claim that their article was not meant to hurt or insult anyone and was meant to only be taken as a joke.
“We were negligent as editors and members of the community,” wrote Glenn Harrison, an editor of The Pamphlette.
The Pamphlette will not be censored in the future, according to Reed College spokesmen. However, Harrison said the editors will be “more aware of the effect of our writing, and we will be exercising more cautious editorial judgment going forward.”
Via The Associated Press.