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Old Accusations Hurts Dialog

Old Accusations Hurt Dialogue

Let's not try to ignore it: There have been and still are problems between Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgenders, and Friends at MIT (GAMIT) and fraternities and sororities ["GAMIT, IFC Strive for Communication," Oct. 7].

However, putting up signs in the Infinite Corridor accusing several fraternities of homophobic acts committed 10 to 15 years ago was truly uncalled for.

I agree completely that these acts are not to be tolerated, but we are talking here about people who haven't been at MIT for a few years. I do not think it is fair to blame today's brothers and pledges of any fraternity for what previous members of their fraternity have done in the past.

Now don't get me wrong, communication between the Interfraternity Council and GAMIT definitely needs to be improved, and homophobia should not be tolerated. However, these accusations are definitely not the way to start a discussion because they bring an undeserved bad reputation to the fraternities mentioned on the posters.

Benjamin Adida G