Center for Ethics and Leadership

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Knuckleheads Strike Again

Alvernia suffered another episode of racist vandalism last week, as graffiti were spray painted on campus. It is not the first case of such vandalism. Many Alvernians remember an incident in the athletic fields several years ago. Race remains a troublesome issue in Berks County. About 15 years ago, a student in my Christian social ethics class wrote a paper that attempted to defend the Christian nature of the Ku Klux Klan. I wonder how much things have really changed.


  • "Race remains a troublesome issue in Berks County as well as in the suburbs of Boston. With so many pressing issues at hand (jobs, healthcare, war and the like) it is sad to see youth still so charged over what I would call a misguided social construct. The Reading section of Berks County is by no means affluent, and incidents such as this undermine public unity and discourage solidarity.

    I don't remember the earlier incident, but the destruction of property is criminal and the fact that hatred is exclaimed anonymously suggests that the perpetrators are embarrassed if not ashamed of their actions and their opinions. Sad...

    By Blogger kobe2, At August 5, 2009 5:50 AM  

  • I'm not proud to say I grew up and still reside in Boyertown, where the KKK had previously made themselves welcome. To this day my town still gets a bad rep, but fortunately the prejudice is dying out. Our community became and advocate for a "no place for hate" organization and we are starting to see some real postive changes.

    By Blogger aludy, At September 1, 2009 9:57 AM  

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