Confederate Flag, Mason-Dixon Line In Dormitory Sparks Protests At Bryn Mawr University
The Confederate flag and the Mason Dixon line are two symbols which intentionally provoke controversy when embraced publicly. For the record, the last time the South tried to ‘rise,’ it was burnt to the ground.
[su_center_ad]Two Bryn Mawr college students in Pennsylvania took it upon themselves to tack a Confederate flag outside their dorm room, and taking it a step further, they taped a Mason-Dixon line on their carpet. After Pennsylvania abolished slavery, the Mason-Dixon line served as a line of distinction for the legality of slavery.
Students are protesting against racial discrimination.
Our friends at Liberal America report:
After the dorm president asked the girls for the flag to be taken down, they created with tape a line on their floor meant to represent the Mason-Dixon line. Following a second request from the hall’s dorm team for the flag to be removed, the girls placed it inside their room, where it was clearly visible from outside their window. Following the event, there was a rapid response from the student body.
The dean of the college sent out an email addressing the issue. The flag and symbol of demarcation are now removed.
Breaking news: This happened in ‘post-racial America.’
“There is no way anyone can claim we live in a post-racial society, especially when campuses like Bryn Mawr, that pride themselves on being progressive, do not know how to properly handle the situation,” Rina Patel, a first year student at Bryn Mawr said. “It’s extremely disheartening for the people of color at Bryn Mawr that it took this long to get the administration to take it seriously. This demonstration is definitely not the end of this. We hope to continue the conversation and ensure that Bryn Mawr is a safe place for all.”
According to an anonymous source, the flag is merely a symbol of Southern pride and they said it was shocking to see people react negatively to it.
Why not use their real names if they’re so proud?
Tiffany Willis has a more detailed report here.[su_csky_ad]