Denial

Lance Lundsten

Thinking about Minnesota got the tragic and deeply troubling story of Lance Lundsten’s death back on my mind.  Why so many back flips to deny the presence of homophobia?  I asked this in the last post about the Anoka-Hennepin district.  I have to wonder about it in this case as well.

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  1. My take on the politics of denial: Part of this is probably legal advice that the district is getting. You deny, deny, deny and hopefully folks will go away (and the potential for litigation). If you admit to a problem as a district, that may make you liable for financial penalties. It’s fiscally better to deny, deny, deny.

    The morality of denial? Well….it’s loathsome, particularly when the patterns of harassment and abuse are so clear. Given the district’s long-standing intransigence, it’s going to take a few HIGH PROFILE court cases to get the district to move.

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