Hat tip Cloud Minder
The below link which is posted on the blog, Cloud Minder, is a resolution of support for the 6 UC Irvine student government students who voted to remove the American flag from its workplace. It is signed by UC/UCI faculty, students, alumni and others.
"The resolution recognized that nationalism, including U.S. nationalism, often contributes to racism and xenophobia, and that the paraphernalia of nationalism is in fact often used to intimidate."
Comment: I would not have signed this document. I find the reference to Fox News objectionable as well as the reference to racism and xenophobia. In addition, I do not consider the American flag to be "paraphernalia" of nationalism which is used to intimidate. What kind of absurd statement is that?
If it is true that any of these students have been subject to threats or racist comments, I condemn that as well. Today, a scheduled ACUCI meeting was cancelled due to reported threats. I do not know where the threats came from, and I would condemn them as well.
My position remains that I am critical of the vote to remove the American flag, but it is no reason or excuse for violence or threats of violence from either side of the debate.
Hopefully, the ACUCI will put this matter behind them, keep the flag up, and we can all move on.