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Letters to the Editor

Perpetuating 
Stereotypes


To which NBA players is Yong-Yi Zhu [Business Casual Dress Code Arrives at the NBA,” Oct. 25] referring when he claims that they dress like “gangsters” and “thugs”? Who is he referring to when he says that a new dress code will curb “their” propensity for fights? His article is a testament to the reality of cultural isolation on MIT’s diverse campus as well as to the negative thoughts that stem from assuming things based outward appearance and not character content. I am appalled by the fact that an article that is full of negative and hurtful racial stereotypes actually made it to print in Tuesday’s paper. For shame.

Jason C. M. Atkins ’06

Refreshing Frosh


These past two weeks, I have been pleasantly surprised to find raging opinion articles written by members of the Class of 2009. I would like to thank you for publishing these articles. It has now become a perverse joy of mine to wait for the next issue where the freshman is mercilessly schooled by a more sensible member of the MIT community.

Thanks again, you have brought a ray of sunshine into an otherwise rainy day.

Marcos A. Ojeda ’06