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Unity Day brings students, faculty together to celebrate differences

November 9, 2013

It’s called Unity Day, and it’s set aside by Lycoming College students to celebrate the differences among students, clubs, and employees that make up the school, but beyond that, those that exist in......

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MrShaman

Nov-09-13 4:44 AM

"Taylor Kendra, a junior majoring in archaeology, creative writing and primary education, told everyone, "With unity we can rock this messy world. Remember why we are here again."

Kendra said too often she turns on the news and becomes "nauseous."

"We let prejudice happen," she added."

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"Their ideas were based in creating an anti-materialistic society in which everyone, regardless of gender, race, beliefs, and sexual orientation had the opportunity to leave in peace. The reality of the idea of constitutional civil rights that supposedly shaped America is what the youth in the Sixties wanted. Instead, they lived in a society in which segregation and unfair treatment of minorities were still the norm."

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eriklatranyi

Nov-09-13 5:25 AM

Celebrating differences is not unity.

Celebrating what people share in common creates unity.

But, as usual, liberalism promotes their agenda via education.

This nation was once celebrated as "the melting pot".

Now, we are the nation of segregation.

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hopeforfuture

Nov-09-13 7:11 AM

eriklatranyi, I agree completely. This country is not unified.

e pluribus unum (out of many one)

Does the saying really have any reflection in America today?

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oldbilltown

Nov-09-13 7:58 AM

You folks are off on this one. The point is that there can be a unified Lycoming College in spite of people having differences, such as being of different races, religions, sexual orientation, etc. Those difference have always existed, even in the height of the "melting pot" theme's popularity. Henry Ford's melting pot never envisioned adding in other races or the like.

Just this week people were arguing against the new senate bill that would discriminate against gay and lesbian orientation in the workplace. That is perhaps the sort of news that the student referred to. Clearly there are people out there who seek to marginalize differences and fight for people's right to fire someone just for being gay. Similar arguments were made 50 years ago to allow lower pay or promotion paths for racial minorities. So, I would argue that avoiding discrimination over differences would make us a more unified country. And events such as this Unity Day make that statement positivel

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Woolrich

Nov-12-13 9:34 AM

I thought we are suppose to "tolerate" each others differences?? Hmmmm?? These groups better work on that first because they preach tolerance untill they are forced to apply it to them self and then if you dont think or believe their way, you are a racist, bigget, or homophobe.

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