I grew up with a racist parent (even tho she swears she isnt) and I find the whole idea of disliking a person simply because of the color of their skin repulsive! With that said, I dont see why blacks take such a publicized offense to a noose being hung.
I am aware the noose means death. I am aware that blacks were hung for no reason and whites got away with the crime.
The professor at Columbia is obviously a well educated woman and i dont understand her living in fear. Why? Simply because one idiot hung a noose on her door? Does she think that is the mindset of the whole campus? I bet she has an idea of who would have done that. I am sure the idiot doesnt hide his/her feelings from the public.
The one person or two people (I doubt it was the entire faculty) that hung the noose have accomplished exactly what they wanted to...install fear.
The things we fear are unique to each individual.
Take down the noose and in front of one of her her classes, show the noose, tell where it was found and toss it in the garbage. Why give a rats ass what anyone else thinks about you. I learned that a long time ago and its how I live my life. When you get that mindset, it sure makes you alot happier.