Tradition

Richard Swerdlin swerdlin at GTE.NET
Mon Jun 9 09:47:43 MDT 1997


        Hazing is a reminder that some people have not advanced much on the
evolutionary scale.  It is a tradition that should be countered by
concerned citizens.

        The treatment of hazing at The Citadel on "60 Minutes" is
unfortunately another reminder to the effect that an administration may
choose to wink at such monkey business.
Hazing is not needed to build character.  It is simply a form of cruelty.

         Certain traditions can make sense, but hazing is hardly one of
them.

Sincerely,
Richard Swerdlin
(swerdlin at gte.net)



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