Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Firestorm: Marquette Mural Honoring Cop Killer Goes National (and Beyond)

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center’s posting of a mural honoring cop killer Assata Shakur has garnered attention all across the nation, and even in the United Kingdom (the Daily Mail).

A Marquette in the News summary lists the following outlets as having covered the story:
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 19, 2015

Story aired on at least 11 news outlets, including: WNYW-TV (FOX 5, New York), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), KRGV-TV (ABC 5, Rio Grande Valley, Texas), WBOC-TV (CBS 16, Salisbury Md.), WSJV-TV (FOX 28, South Bend, Ind.) and WPVI-TV (ABC 6, Philadelphia), May 17-19, 2015
But that is merely the tip of the iceberg.

A Google News search, conducted earlier today, produced pages and pages of results.

Here are the first five pages of results.

And here are the second.

Is Marquette’s administration going to learn anything from this fiasco? We frankly doubt it. The most sensible thing to do would be to abolish the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Any legitimate issue surrounding gender and sexuality could be addressed through the Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, Student Affairs and so on.

But in an administration lacking vision, the incentives for pandering to politically correct lobbies on campus are too large.


It’s an honor Marquette most certainly didn’t want: being featured on Drudge.

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