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Possible initiation may explain why these Harvard students mocked a homeless person

NOT NICE DEPT. This possible initiation mocking homeless people by Harvard club students gets me irritated and yes, upset. Hopefully, the initiates and club members will realize they are abusing their privileged positions. If not an initiation, the videotaping still was in bad taste and out of line.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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