The college’s Interim President held a different viewpoint. “Choosing Mumia as their commencement speaker, to me, shows how this newest group of Goddard graduates expresses their freedom to engage and think radically and critically in a world that often sets up barriers to do just that,” Bob Kenny said in a statement.Radical thinking, yes. Critical thinking, no. More here.
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Critics are hammering a decision by students from Vermont’s Goddard College to choose convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as a fall 2014 commencement speaker.Well at least they don't display Confederate battle flags on campus. Wackydemia: polluting culture, one mind at a time. More here.
“I am outraged by the decision of the college, and I don’t think he [Abu Jamal] should have the constitutional right to express himself,” Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Abu-Jamal’s victim, told ABCNews.com.
Abu-Jamal was convicted in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to death in 1982. . . .“What have we come to when we think that there’s a college in America that thinks this is a guy that should be addressing their student body?”