An Inclusive Litany

9/8/02

Following widespread public ridicule, officials at the University of California, Berkeley, reversed an earlier decision not to allow red, white and blue ribbons at the school's September 11 commemoration ceremony. A student organizer had told the California Patriot they didn't want ribbons that were "too political, too patriotic," or "anything too centered on nationalism—anything that is 'Go U.S.A.' " Instead, the event's organizers chose white ribbons, a hue widely associated with surrender.

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