After reading the letter several times, those of us at The Leader were unsure of how to handle the situation. It was unnerving to receive the letter, considering that it was a very calculated action but we were told to simply ignore the letter because it was sent to campuses nationwide.
Ignoring things like this is the opposite of what should be happening. Letting these ideals thrive in isolation only deals more damage and gives them more power.
It seemed crazy that they should ask us to support them and their ideals through this newspaper but it also reminded us that there are people who do think this way and we are not helpless in speaking out against it.
Though we did not do anything with the letter, we felt it was only right to take charge of the medium which they reached out to and spread our own message: The normalization of this hate has to stop.