High School Student to Brody: I Won’t Attend Johns Hopkins
December 14, 2006
by Luke Sheahan
I have to inform you that because of Justin Park’s suspension and Johns Hopkins’ obvious disregard for the students’ moral freedom of expression rights, I have sadly crossed Johns Hopkins off my list of 1st choice schools. As a student with a keen interest in law (I’m hoping to major in international politics next year), I find what Johns Hopkins has done to Justin Park and your reasoning for it in the Gazette to be extremely absurd. I am not going to get down to the details, but I can tell you that I brought this issue forward to my Amnesty International club after school as well as my AP European History Class’ current events discussion. The entire student body involved as well as my teachers are in agreement that Justin Park has not made an offensive speech with respect to race, and if he had made the same party advertisement and decorations in my high school, my teacher and vice-principal would not have punished him for it.