July 06, 2006

Not separate, unequal

So, the former Taliban student at Yale has been denied admission.

I disagree with this decision.

Before you get your knickers in a twist, think about it.

If the US government does not see fit to send him to jail, and allows him free movement in the country, why should he be denied access to university studies if he meets the qualifications?

Former criminals of many stripes get to pursue education. Why not him?

Oh, because he was part of a regime that espoused hateful ideology. Hmm. Do universities expel everyone who espouses hateful ideology? What about white supremacists who espouse hateful ideology against Jews? Should anyone be expelled, or harassed out, for beliefs?

Horowitz and his ilk would say "no," no?

Posted by binky at July 6, 2006 08:57 PM | TrackBack | Posted to The Academy

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