LETTER- Gay slurring tolerated
I'm writing to comment on the [November 2 "4Better or Worse"] blurb concerning the near gay-bashing incident at Foxfield.
Had this been an incident where a UVA student was hurling racial or religious slurs, the coverage of the story would have been comprehensive, and it would have included mention of the student's dismissal from the school.
But homophobic slurs by a UVA student? Nothing new. Not worthy of a full story. No disciplinary action taken by the school.
No need to mention the student's name. Let's not ruin a young man's future when all he did was call a homosexual a bad name. He'll sign a diversity pledge, be told how naughty he was, and it'll all be forgotten.
Yet, the next time he gets drunk, he might just tie a gay classmate to a fence, beat him to death, and everyone will marvel at how Charlottesville became the new Laramie.
This student deserves expulsion; anything less would be an official endorsement of bigotry on the part of the University.
Clayton Kinnelon Greiman