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Let’s Carry the Banner Higher, K-State

President Myers and Mr. Taylor,

K-State and Manhattan have, at least by comparison to the rest of the country, a proud history of inclusiveness. The city was founded by New England abolitionists and K-State was one of few schools to admit men and women equally from the day it opened in 1863, and admitted Black students before the turn of the century.

As an alum (Class of 2006) and lawyer, I understand the lack of options available to address even vile and bigoted speech by students. But K-State can and should revisit its inclusive past and address decades of complacency to celebrate previous achievements and create a more-welcoming atmosphere.