New York, NY (PRWEB) October 13, 2007
Students, faculty and administrators of Columbia University are alarmed that someone hung a noose on the door of a respected African-American professor, Madonna Constantine. Police are treating the incident as a hate crime.
Lee C. Bollinger, president of the University, asked his staff to aid in the investigation, so that he could invite the perpetrator to speak on campus and explain his hateful message and actions in an academic setting.
"Since Hitler is no longer available and Ahmadinejad has already spoken, I want our students to have the chance to hear from this scummy scoundrel," Bollinger said in a news release.
Bollinger further promised that he'd give the nooseman a public dressing down before providing him an open forum to spout his message of hate.
While Professor Constantine told news outlets covering the story that she found the incident "very personal and very degrading," Bollinger said the feelings of all victims matter not. "What counts," Bollinger said, "is that in America, everyone from the corner grocer to the corner cannibal has his or her opportunity to besmirch the reputation of our campus."
Full details can be found at: http://www.leebollinger-bnaihaman.com