|Here is an e-mail exchange between Dr. John Grondelski, a member of our PAC Washington Metro Area Division, and Haverford College. Read Top down. |
11/8/2006 - Here is an e-mail exchange between Dr. John Grondelski, a member of our PAC Washington Metro Area
Division, and Haverford College. Read Top down.
My letter to Haverford, the response I got, and my counterreply
Dear President Tritton:
A colleague recently pointed out the "Moved to Speak" article by David Langlieb in the current
issue of your alumni magazine and, frankly, I do not know what to make of it. If it is intended to
be a parody of the homogenized Yuppie culture that has torn up so many of America's ethnic
communities, it's poorly written and I am surprised your editor cleared it for inclusion in your
institution's alumni outreach magazine. If it accurately reflects the views of its author, I am even
more baffled that a respectable institution like Haverford would include it in an institutional
publication. Either way, the piece is grossly offensive.
Haverford College prides itself as a Quaker-inspired institution that accentuates the "values of
individual dignity . . . and tolerance." If that is true--and I hope it is--I recommend your editor
be given the assignment of writing your mission statement out 500 times.
I think Haverford owes Polish-Americans an apology.
John M. Grondelski, Ph.D.,