NC State U columnist wants freethought presence on campus
Posted: 13 March 2009 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Atheists and agnostics deserve representation

Zakk White
Staff Columnist
Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
http://technicianonline.com/viewpoint/atheists_and_agnostics_deserve_representation-1.1604912

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Recently, the University instituted the position of Assistant Director for Native-American Student Affairs to advocate for the Native-American population at the University. If the Native student population deserves a representative, then the atheist and agnostic student population needs a voice on campus as well. . . .

If the University feels that certain groups need centers and representation, why just stop at a limited number of minority groups?

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Atheists and agnostics need help to erase stigmas attached to their lack of belief that has led to discrimination in many areas of society, campus not excluded. . . . I believe a center on campus would be a wonderful and positive apparatus to reduce discrimination.  If the University sees it necessary to add a Native-American student center during this budget crunch, they should also make room for atheists and agnostics. . . .

(There’s also a link for feeback at the end of the article’s Web site.—Josh)

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