Black Public Scholars

October 13, 2010

Morehouse College President Responds to Vibe Article About His Gay Students

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 2:41 am

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Morehouse College President Robert Franklin apparently doesn’t like to see himself or his institution embarrassed. Vibe Magazine seemed determined to do just that by recently publishing an article entitled, "The Mean Girls of Morehouse," which seemed to be an interesting analysis of the gay student population at the institution.
Franklin’s letter to the public in response to the article, showed that the president found little humor in the approach used by Vibe:

"It seems clear from the headline alone that the Vibe editorial team’s intent is to sensationalize and distort reality for the purpose of driving readership. The title of the article speaks volumes about a perspective that is very narrow and one that is, in all likelihood, offensive to our students whether gay or straight."

 

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