On Monday, vandals defaced the office of the Lambda Law Students Association at the Boston College Law School (BCLS), scribbling homophobic phrases across a large wall.
Among the juvenile scrawl written in giant letters were lovely phrases like “cock gobbler,” “muff diving” and “bean fucker.” (We’re not even sure what that means.)
According to the blog Above the Law, the perpetrator(s) may not have been students at the law school:
BC Law shares its campus with a number of freshman dorms. This isn’t the first time in the history of BCLS that freshmen have vandalized the law school. This seems to indicate a systemic issue that the undergraduate body has with racism and homophobia, as opposed to a reflection on the law school’s students or administration.
I have never encountered anything but openness and acceptance at BCLS and refuse to believe that this recent incident was committed by a member of our community.
In a letter to students, BCLS Dean Vincent Rougeau indicated the graffiti was just the latest of several acts of vandalism at the school. He called the incident “reprehensible” and said the school was working with Newton Police to find the culprits.
Hmm, does BCLS have a Young Republicans Club?
For its part, Lambda Law doesn’t want to just whitewash the offending tags:
We have asked the administration to not remove the hateful graffiti yet; instead, we are holding a meeting to solicit ideas about how we can turn this into a positive thing for BC Law and the LGBT members of Lambda Law.
One of the ideas we have already been given is to use the words as a backdrop for a dedication to the gay rights movement: posting articles, pictures, and quotes on top of [the graffiti] that show our fight for equal rights, from Stonewall to the President’s historic inclusion of gay rights in his inauguration speech, to show where we have come from and yet how far we still have to go.