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Commend, don’t mock, the hunger strike

Anne Shreiner | Sunday, April 18, 2004

I was appalled the other day when I was walking down South Quad and saw a “We love Taco Bell” sign hanging from a dorm window. This attempt at a joke is not funny; it is actually quite offensive.Not only does it show ignorance and uncaring for poor workers who suffer to produce products we buy, but it also is a slap in the face of our fellow students who are taking a stand against social injustices through protesting and hunger strikes. We should be proud of them, because on a campus that does not embrace much activism they are willing to work to have their demands heard.Whether or not you agree with their cause or motive, we ought to commend them for their devotion to it. A hunger strike is a serious thing and should not be turned into the joke of campus. Thank you to those students who are brave enough to take a stand and force the rest of us to come face to face with important issues outside our narrow world.

Anne ShreinerfreshmanBreen-Phillips HallApril 16