My name is Quinn Smith, I am a member of the Chickasaw tribe of Oklahoma, born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Duke claims that it has considered the health effects of tobacco consumption and the various groups that will be affected by this ban, yet such consideration must necessarily entail a more moderate approach.
The harmful impact of those assaults is often both life altering and life long.
“I have not seen any other peer institutions offer such a robust outreach and program to assure LGBTQIA+ prospective students feel welcome.”
This part of environmental science is ugly.
Athletics’ business agreement with Chick-fil-A is in conflict with Duke’s present commitment to continue support for the queer community.
It cannot be overstated that Duke voluntarily co-branding itself with Chick-fil-A undermines its moral standing by silently affirming Chick-fil-A and its very public support of hate groups.
Because it is so easy to alienate others by being overly self-righteous, confrontation can come off as obnoxious and detract from the cause. The goal should be to persuade and enlighten, not assert moral superiority.