In a crowded Rosse Hall Saturday night, the Kenyon community showed that this campus isn’t as accepting as we claim it is. After booing Sam Turecki ’21, one of the editors-in-chief of the conservative publication The Campus Constitutional, the crowd of students gathered to watch comedian Pete Davidson fell silent. This behavior is unacceptable. As Davidson put it, this type of behavior is what drives those who hold conservative views to become even more hostile toward the left. In a political climate as divided and polarized as our current situation, we can’t afford to continue down the road of further hostility.
How can we claim to be an inclusive campus if we allow for this type of ostracization in our community? Inclusion means we can’t boorishly target specific individuals and must be open to everyone, not just those who share our beliefs.
The staff editorial was written this week by editors-in-chief Bailey Blaker ’18 and Gabrielle Healy ’18 and managing editor Lauren Eller ’18. You can contact them at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, respectively.