Three days ago, a circle of Marquette students and grad students announced their intention to seek legal and academic sanctions against the university for percieved discrimination against Jodi O’Brien. Despite this public announcement of a public endeavor that will touch the lives of everyone connected to Marquette, the students have not made their names public, or answered basic questions about their case (e.g., is Jodi O’Brien involved in this in any capacity?). If they cannot discuss the case for legal reasons (unlikely, because one has been interviewed by the Shepherd Express), they also have not explained this.
I understand that the litigants are seeking to rectify an injustice. But justice without accountability, transparency, and the possibility for public redress is not justice. It is vigilantism.
If you believe yourselves to be in the right, if you think discrimination is something to be stood against with pride, stop hiding in the shadows like one ashamed. MUProtestMay6 organizers, name yourselves now.