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By April Bethea
"Thank you for our African
villages. Thank you for having more
black men in priM^n than in schools.
Thank you for being our fathers by
blood and our oppressors by Um\"
Sentiments once reserved for con-
versntions iiniong close friends
suddenly are thrust into the public
light .IS students across the UNC campus
debate the presence of institutional racism
and discrimination at the University.
While campus organizations debate con
troversial issues such as the death penalty
and abortion throughout the school year,
the in-your-face displays of two campaigns
during university Human Rights Week cel
ebrations created visible stirs in emotions
First, the Genocide Awareness Project
exhibited graphic displays of aborted
fetuses as well as victims from other world
wide acts of genocide, the Holocaust and
slavery. Throughout the two-day display,
GAP organizers argued that the same
injustices found in Holocaust and slavery'
can be seen in abortion. Then on March 26,
an anti-reparations column by conservative
political pundit David Horowitz appeared
in the Daily Tar Heel. Originally sent to the
paper as a full-page ad entitled "Ten
Reasons why Reparations are a Bad Idea -
and Racist, too — DTH editors instead
decided to run Horowitz's ideas as a col
umn and allow members of the UNC com
munity, including Chancellor James
Moeser and BSM president Tyra Moore to
respond to Horowitz's claims.
At campuses across the nation, includ
ing Duke University, student demonstra
tions often followed the publication of
Horowitz's ad. Horowitz has said he tar-
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