America is famous for its colleges and its universities, which are widely acclaimed as being some of the world’s finest. However, it’s clear that free speech is not a value at our colleges any more.
After Republican Donald Trump became our President-Elect as a result of our democratic process, the President of Hampshire College decided to lower the school’s American flag to half-mast, and then get rid of it altogether after a community member burned it.
Wrote President Johnathan Lash, “Some months ago, the Hampshire College Board of Trustees adopted a policy of periodically flying the flag at half-staff to mourn deaths from violence around the world.”
He added, “Last week, in the current environment of escalating hate-based violence, we made the decision to fly Hampshire’s U.S. flag at half-staff for a time while the community delved deeper into the meaning of the flag and its presence on our campus.” Many are now calling for President Lash to resign. Do you think his move against the flag is disgusting?