College bias unit says Trump slogan a 'racialized, targeted attack'
The Skidmore College bias response unit has got the fevah and can't be stopped.
"Make America Great Again" is one of those slogans that's so innocuous, so vanilla – so boring – that only a political campaign would think of using it.
Is that why the Skidmore College bias response unit elevated the slogan to a "targeted" racist attack? Maybe they want to spice it up a bit.
Three whiteboard messages with the phrase “Make America Great Again” were included in the BRG’s annual reportand classified as “written slur[s] or graffiti,” Campus Reform reported.
“Multiple faculty door whiteboards have been the target of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent social media campaign, now dubbed ‘the Chalkening.’ This campaign encourages supporters to chalk/write the slogan: “Make America Great Again” in visible places on college campuses,” the report said. “Three faculty door whiteboards have been targeted (that we know of) and this is the third instance in which the words ‘Make America Great Again’ were written on the office whiteboards of female faculty of color; two of these were left on the same person’s door.”
“The BRG acknowledges that political speech is free and protected,” the report said. “As a group, though, we are committed to the idea that political speech is open, engaged, and part of a public debate. These seemingly connected reports suggest a pattern of using the idea of political speech to target specific members of the Skidmore community. As such, the majority of BRG members do not interpret these messages as political speech but as politicized, racialized, targeted attacks intended to intimidate.”
The group said there was no community alert about the incidents, which occurred in April.
Did you get that? We're all for free political speech but not "politicized" speech. Huh?
That's nothing. Get a load of how the college defines a "bias incident":
Skidmore defines a bias incident as an “act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation involving a member of the Skidmore community that a reasonable person would conclude is directed at a member or group within the Skidmore community based on race, color, ethnicity, nationality, economic background, age, physical and mental health or ability, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, or religious practice.”
“A bias incident can occur whether the act is intentional or unintentional,” the private college said. “Speech or expression that is consistent with the principles of academic freedom does not constitute a bias incident.”
I'd like to meet this "reasonable person" who thought "Make America Great Again" is an attack on people of color.
Note also that you can be accused of bias even if your actions are "unintentional." This is part and parcel of the "unconcious racism" shown by all whites. You are a racist even if you don't know it – a convenient way to make racial minorities superior moral beings. Apparently, they don't have a racist bone in their bodies and their subconcious is absolutely clean of any race hatred.
I try to imagine what historians 100 years from now will make all this – if there are real historians. This period of extreme, exaggerated political correctness we're going through is something like the Spanish Inquisition. Simply being accused can get your roasted at the stake.
But even Torquemada may have balked if he were to witness the lengths to which these Campus Crusaders go to enforce their worldview.