But I think the Times could have been more accurate in its description of one of Tech's recent guest speakers. Professor Angela Davis was on campus to talk about Martin Luther King and to trash George Bush. Here's how her biography is presented by the reporter:
Activist Davis speaks about Black History MonthBy God, a true American hero. Well, not exactly. Angela is actually an avowed marxist and the "third-party" she represented in both the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections was the Communist Party USA.
Saira Haider, News Assistant
Professor, social activist and third-party vice-presidential nominee Angela Davis ... (link)
A minor point not worth mentioning, I suppose.
The fact that she was on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted List" in the 1970's after it was discovered that a firearm she owned had been used to murder a California judge and three other innocent people and the fact that she had fled didn't seem to rise to the level of biographical information either. (link)
No. We get "professor, social activist and third-party vice-presidential nominee ..." like she is someone for whom we should offer respect, even admiration.
Angela Davis deserves our contempt and the denunciations she's been receiving for the last thirty years. And the editor at Collegiate Times needs to give its novice reporter a tutorial in Reporting 101.