Abortion

Anti-Abortion Fliers at Princeton Spark Cries of Racism

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Students at the Princeton Theological Seminary will hold a forum on Wednesday to discuss anti-abortion fliers that have been seen around campus that many people find racist.

The fliers are titled "Black Genocide" and are designed to illustrate the claim from advocates that abortion is devastating the black community. According to a report from WCBS-TV in New York City, one flier shows a noose with the words "in the new klan lynching is for amateurs."

"I was shocked and appalled that someone would place something like that up at this particular institution," seminary student Maurice Stinnett told the station.

Another student at the New Jersey school, Shirley Thomas, added, "There was a lot of devastation for me, psychological damage, injury, because I saw this as social bullying. People need to understand that racism is not dead."

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A statement from the seminary said it "does not tolerate racial discrimination" and "has policies that both protect freedom of speech and preclude racial harassment of any kind."

Students said the fliers first appeared on campus, which is near Princeton University but not affiliated with it, last November, and then reappeared in February for Black History Month.