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Elizabeth Stoker


Israeli-Palestinian advocacy a failure at Boston University

Last Monday, I came across a link on a news site that intrigued me. The headline read, "Students For Justice in Palestine at Boston University Need Your Help!" Being a helpful person, I looked into the story, and found a blog post belonging to the Students for Justice in Palestine at Boston University, which detailed an e-mail exchange between their organization and a group they described as "campus Zionists." "Below," read the post, "is a threatening e-mail that BU SJP received and its response." "To Whom It May Concern," began the supposedly threatening letter, "It has come to the attention of the Boston University Students for Israel (BUSI) that next week is Israeli Apartheid Week and that in recognition of this Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will be constructing a mock 'wall' on campus.

Black History Month falls short of goals

The impulse behind Black History Month is undoubtedly an honorable one. Moreover, it is a responsive one, an answer to the tendency of American education to ignore the role of black individuals in the making and development of our country.

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