"Paoletti Responds to Bell-Young Outrage", Letter to the Editor, The Occidental, 1989-01-20

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Title

"Paoletti Responds to Bell-Young Outrage", Letter to the Editor, The Occidental, 1989-01-20

Description

Paoletti remarks on the passionate responses to his first letter regarding the Multicultural Dorm. He makes the rebuttal that he is not "a racist" by opposing the implementation of the Multicultural Dorm. Paoletti makes the distinction between the Multicultural Center and Bell-Young. The first one is an inviting space where any student can come with an open mind and learn about multiculturalism, and then afterwards take the insights into their own spaces. Bell-Young, however, encourages spacial segregation by housing a substantial amount of students of color while excluding other students, either by the room limits or some other factor. Occidental College has an integration and diversity problem, and Bell-Young is not the way to address it, he says.

Creator

Marc Paoletti

Publisher

The Occidental

Date

1989-01-20

Date Created

2015-11-02

Contributor

Selbie Salonga

Rights

Rights reside with the Occidental College Library. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Bibliographic Citation

Marc Paoletti. "Paoletti Reponds to Bell-Young Outrage," The Occidental, Letter to the Editor, 1989, January 20, pg.2, pg. 7.

Mediator

CTSJ 320: Culture and Community

Rights Holder

Occidental College

Citation

Marc Paoletti, “"Paoletti Responds to Bell-Young Outrage", Letter to the Editor, The Occidental, 1989-01-20,” History of Equity and Diversity at Occidental, accessed January 17, 2022, https://oxyequitydiversity2014.omeka.net/items/show/240.