Censorship Or Sensitivity?

A student newspaper at Boston College is being accused of censorship by a theater group at the school, after the paper refused to publish an ad for an upcoming production, because the ad featured a swastika. The play being advertised “is about a fictional university professor who is drawn into the Nazi movement.” The paper suggested to the theater that the ad be edited, with text replacing the swastika, and that version will run in the next edition, but there is still much debate over whether the paper should have run the ad without changes. The paper’s editors point out that they are under no obligation to run every ad submitted, referencing the fact that “the paper doesn’t run ads for abortion clinics, out of respect for BC’s Catholic affiliation.”