Jeremy Rawls is a student at Mississippi College. He’s also a Marine, having spent two combat tours in Iraq. Rawls suffers from PTSD, a condition which affects many veterans.Comments?
The college just suspended him for a reason many, including Rawls himself, are calling dubious.
Why did they suspend him? Rawls requested to see a non-Muslim counselor as part of his PTSD treatment.
He discussed the situation with Campus Reform, noting that he was paired with a female counselor who wore traditional Muslim dress:
“It’s not that I didn’t want to participate,” he said. “I didn’t want to traumatize her and it wasn’t a good environment to be talking about [my disabilities] with that specific person.”Rawls claims that his requests for transfer were continuously ignored, until he received a letter alerting him of the suspension:
“Their response was suspending me pending a mental evaluation which I provided and then they put me on further restriction and a reintegration program,” he said.The letter also labeled the two-tour Marine as a threat to campus safety.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Legitimate Bias, or Not?
It's entirely reasonable for women not to prefer men ob-gyn's or massage therapists; is it reasonable for a veteran not to prefer a Muslim counselor?