Commonplace Book Entry 8

Photo by Andrew Yianne, a fellow American University Student.

Photo by Andrew Yianne, a fellow American University Student.

On November 11th, 2 members of the Westboro baptist church protested in front of American University. They’re known for their hateful protests concerning LGBT people, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Jews, American soldiers and politicians. American being a liberal school, accepting of all and any sexualities and races, they came to protest the LGBT community. It came to be that hundreds of students came out to peacefully protest back. These signs shows above put into perspective that there are and always will be hateful people in the world. Coming from a city like Miami a very diverse city, seeing this was new to me. Experiencing a protest in person for the first time made me put into context what I’ve learned in all my history classes.