Letter to the Editor: On Protesting Jeff Sessions

To the Amherst College student body,

Please know how proud so many of us in the alumni community have been to see the footage of your defiant, peaceful protest of Jeff Sessions. Your actions were in the best tradition of making clear your principled opposition without preventing the speaker from delivering his remarks or the remaining audience from hearing them. Our progressive movement is better off when stupid ideas are allowed to be voiced, rather than enabling our opponents to claim victimhood status.

You are part of a long tradition of Amherst students who have used their platform to speak out against systemic injustice. Keep up the great work and Terras Irradient.

Adam Bonin ’94 Philadelphia, PA Former editor of The Student Former president of Amherst College Democrats Attorney who practices political law on behalf of Democratic and progressive candidates for office and political organizations