The current controversy began when library staff noticed that a number of visitors to the library have been viewing pornography on the library's computers. The controversy gained momentum when one witness reported seeing someone viewing child pornography.
The response of various UNCW administrators may be more surprising than the fact that people are viewing porn in the library. The UNCW student newspaper, The Seahawk, quotes UNCW General Counsel Eileen Goldgeier as saying “Child pornography and obscenity are a violation of the law and will not be tolerated.”
Goldgeier’s statement is tough to take seriously if you’ve been watching the UNC diversity movement in recent years. For example, UNCG’s tolerance of child pornography led to the school decision to admit a convicted pedophile even after he disclosed his record on his application. After the Office of Student Life hired him he helped hire a porn star to lecture on “safe sodomy.” There were $3000 in state funds used to fund (read: tolerate) that little dose of obscenity.
And I’ll forego a lengthy discussion of UNCW’s housing of Playboy in the library for so many years. That continued even after one of our students was featured as Playmate of the Month. Want to see your classmate in the nude? You can just head over to Randall Library. But, of course, we don’t tolerate obscenity at UNCW.
And the porn film shown at UNC-Asheville really wasn’t obscene. That people were naked and having sex on film - in front of 200 students on university property - is irrelevant. The film’s sponsor claimed that Asian men are under-represented in porn. Since the naked copulating people were Asian, it was seen as advancing the university’s diversity mission.
The viewing of child pornography at UNCW has also been accompanied by the printing of pornography on all types on university computers. This means I now have to apologize to Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. Previously, I thought that the chronic paper shortages were caused by her incompetence. But now I know that it’s actually due to the congregation of sex perverts in Randall Library. Of course, that’s her fault, too, for being such an uncritical supporter of “diversity.”