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Posters were not meant to offend (2)

Mark M. Lee '93 made a mistake when he did not realize his poster would offend people. We feel, however, that this mistake in hindsight has been blown out of proportion. What started as an innocent campaign for publicity chair for the Class of 1993 evolved into an unpleasant and stressful experience.

We understand how his poster invoked negative feelings from some people. However, Mark never intended to offend anyone; he regrets that his poster caused such hostile responses. As a result of this misunderstanding, he was unjustly labeled a racist.

As friends of Mark, we have spent months with him and talked with him. We know Mark. He is not a racist. We would like people to keep this in mind and not confuse their anger over racism with their feelings towards Mark.

This matter should finally be put to rest, for it has reached the point of harassment. He has suffered immensely and has sincerely apologized to the groups involved.

Mia Sakata '93->

Sophia Yen '93->

and 27 others->