Skin color not a factor
Speaking as a 91-year-old Towson Tiger, class of 1942, it was with a sad and heavy heart that I read the article, “Interest for White Student Union grows” in The Towerlight, Sept. 6, 2012.
After graduation, I served for eight years on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an officer, five years during World War II, over two of which were aboard the aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise. In the Pacific, I was involved in 13 major engagements, then later I was recalled for three more years during the Korean Conflict.
Afterward, I served for 32 years (1953-85) as the Head of the Independent McDonogh Middle School, located near Owings Mills, Md., the first middle school in the nation.
And I can assure you that I am extremely proud of the fact that the element of skin color with all of my constituents wherever I have been involved were absolutely void, as the stains of the red-blood from the Civil War era were now healthy imprints in the hearts and souls of my fellow men and me.
Today as one takes a leisurely stroll across the Towson University Campus, wouldn’t it be lovely to view signs urging all students, regardless of race, creed or color, to participate in groups or unions which do not have a race bias as its foundation, because the Student Government Association has risen to the challenge and eliminated this criteria from its constitution. What a grand SGA this could now be. Go for it, Towson Tigers and Tigerettes!