I wouldn’t agree with the writer’s suggestion that not attending college makes anyone ignorant. That said, Sweeney’s was a poor, thoughtless and inaccurate description of students acting the best way they know how to defend their school against a plan they don’t support. Thanks for the diary. – promoted by Rosi
In a stunning example of racial insensitivity, Steve Sweeney called Rutgers Camden students and faculty protesting the end of their school’s affiliation with the state’s university a “lynch mob.”
Characterizing Thursday’s rally at Rutgers-Camden as an irresponsible “lynch mob” reaction, the Senate leader said he hopes to see the confusion remedied with a clear picture of the proposal.
This in a school whose full time students are less than 50% white. Where 1 in 10 are African-American. More than at Rowan. Where students were merely exercising their right to protest this Norcross-Christie backroom deal.
Sweeney should be made to apologize for his insensitive remark.
Of course, since he never went to college, it may be ignorance and not racial insensitivity, that led to Sweeney’s comment. Either way, like Christie, Sweeney should apologize for his improper comparison to Jim Crow.