Friday September 14, 2001
Letters to the Editor
We must stop the perpetuation of terror
We cannot allow this terrorist attack to perpetuate the terror of racism and bigotry in our country and on our campus. The condemnation of an entire race, religion, nationality or color based on the actions of a few individuals is an ignorant, irrational and unacceptable response to the tragedy. Members of our UA community have become additional victims based solely on their skin color and religious or cultural affiliations (supposed or actual). The sentiments of Beyond Tolerance in regard to these events are best expressed by the words of the Arizona Region of the National Conference of Community and Justice: "We have to be careful not to participate in the very sickness that caused this. We must continue to see people as individuals, not as groups. We must speak out on behalf of the newest targets - for each time we stereotype, generalize and condemn, we let the sickness of hate breed again."