Between Pullman and Moscow, the population is more or less split down the middle. Half vote Republican, half check Democrat.
Most of us remain respectful of opposing viewpoints – it is part of being a community.
Unfortunately, that’s not happening on the Washington State University campus.
A player in many incidents is the campus’ College Republicans group, which was responsible for erecting a plywood wall in the center of campus to support Donald Trump — a stunt properly labeled racist — and scheduling a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, who has gained notoriety for his anti-gay and racist viewpoints.
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Then this past week, a racist video, including footage from the wall stunt and other racist commentary and images, circulated on social media.
Campus administration has done little more than condemn the actions, although it has also indicated it is investigating the video and attempting to identify those responsible.
When WSU does, those responsible should be publicly identified as the racists they are. While we enjoy freedom of speech, there are consequences to that speech, even if it is just public shaming. It would also be nice to make them feel as uncomfortable and unwelcome on campus — and in public — as they have made many minority students.