A Jewish student at George Washington University posted a swatiska on a fraternity bulletin board, and faces expulsion. The student said he brought the shape back from a spring break trip to India.
But the swastika’s shape — for Buddhists and Hindus — has a whole different meaning. From the cutline to the photo above, printed in the Washington Post:
Adolph Hitler and the Nazis co-opted the symbol and turned it into something hateful. “Swastika” comes from a Sanskrit word that means “good fortune” or “well-being.” Think the symbol has a shoot at redemption?
And thanks, Leftover, for showing me this website.