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Hood College, Frederick, MD students feel threatened by ‘conservative display.’

From the Frederick News Post sources,

“A display at Hood College intended to spark discussion of hot-button topics has instead been met with criticism and possible penalties for the creators if the college determines they violated school policy.

The Hood College Republicans club on Tuesday decorated a glass case displayed in the Whitaker Student Center with material highlighting conservative viewpoints on topics including abortion and transgender people. Club members said they intended the display, which is available for student groups to use on a rotating basis, to highlight conservative culture and to invite an open discussion of different beliefs.

But students, alumni and faculty instead framed the controversial quotations and images as hateful and threatening, particularly to the minority groups mentioned in the material. Some have called for the display to be removed ahead of the scheduled takedown next Tuesday.”

Frederick county, Maryland is a small-rural community which has a large population of conservative voters. Hood College is a small-private college located within Frederick City Limits… The display included conservative statements such as, “the number one killer of black people in the United States is Abortion.”

“The most dangerous place for a black person is in the womb.” 

“Transgender people are unfortunately suffering from a significant mental illness, and it is not a solution to pretend that transgender people are the sex that they think they are in their head,” the quote states. “Biology is biology; men can’t magically become women and women can’t magically become men.”

Officials within the school have criticized the display and demanded its removal…

Hanan Zinab, president of the Hood Black Student Union, said that in her opinion, the quote is not “freedom of speech” but “freedom of hatred.”

Lynda Sowbel, a director and professor of the college’s social work program, similarly contended that “some of these things might make students who are here feel threatened, and that’s not OK.”1

The display was even vandalized:

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