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Dealing with it

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To the editor,

Two weeks ago, the "Love the Way We Bitch" column featured a university graduate snubbing his nose at current students struggling with their finances ("Deal with it," February 15). I felt offended when I read it, not by the author (there is no limit to the amount of mean-spirited garbage people will write when they can hide behind the anonymity the internet provides) but by you, for putting this insult in print.

Class inequalities are an unfortunate fact of life. Other unfortunate facts of life are that with some of the lowest public subsidizing in the country, Atlantic universities need to increase tuition revenue to function, and some people never get the chance to earn a degree.

The author of "Deal with it" seemed to revel in this unfairness and seemed to celebrate screwing over the people that didn't have the benefits he was probably born having. Of course, we can't know that for certain, because he made his point only in a venue where he could keep his name hidden: I doubt that he would have had the nerve to say this publicly.

In future, please keep this sort of inflammatory tripe out of your otherwise fine paper.

By Brendan Osberg

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