Pro-Life also subject to vandalism
I am writing this letter to bring to the attention of the MIT community that GAMIT is not the only recipient of hatred and intolerance.
Last week was Respect Life Week, sponsored by MIT Pro-Life. Many of our event posters were ripped down, sometimes found on the floor crumpled up, stepped on, or torn to bits. Our drop poster in the Julius A. Stratton '23 Student Center was also the focus of repeated attacks, I assume by persons who consider themselves "pro-choice."
Although our drop poster did not fall, we had to constantly reinforce the top of the poster with tape as these persons kept deliberately tearing off bits of the tape. If it weren't for our diligent efforts, our drop poster would have met the same fate as the Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Awareness Days (BGLAD) drop poster.
Perhaps the most disturbing event that took place during our Respect Life Week was an outward display of hatred and bigotry in front of our information booth in the Student Center.
There is a picture we like to display of a mother and infant. The infant is one of the youn
gest known preemies to survive, born only five months after conception.
In the picture, the mother and child happen to be black. One person passing by our booth remarked, "Just what we need -- another black baby." Well, I happen to be black, and I happen to be expecting in May.
Monnica Williams '91->