It is an utter outrage in regards to the events surrounding the recent acts of vandalism occuring all over the SLC. These outbursts have led to unfriendly responses from a lot of people, but begs the question: does UW really provide a safe place for all people?
Clearly, the answer is: no. How can I make this bold statement from just a small set of minor incidents? Consider this: if UW was truly a safe place for different people with different beliefs, then the vandals probably wouldn't feel the need to vandalize UW property expressing their beliefs. If the school truly was a safe place for all, then the homophobic would be able to stand up and shout out "I hate minorities" without fear of persecution. Many of my friends complain about the ignorance of people, but no one turns around to try and defend the ignorant. They are a minority too. Why can't we give them respect? Why can't we recognize them too?
I think to help assist with these outbursts for attention and respect we should give those who disdain others based on their sexual orientation, religion or gender a club of their own. We could call it "Ignorants Disdaining Individuals for Orientation, Tribes and Spirituality." IDIOTS for short. Bringing all the IDIOTS together for events like Visible Minority Tag (touch tag, not tackle tag or assault tag). Help make UW safe for all the IDIOTS!