*Update: Thomas Sowell nails it with the PC nonsense related to this same incident:
Academic administrators have all too often taken the well-worn path of least resistance, by regarding the most trivial, or even silly, claims of victimhood with great seriousness . . .
To accuse people of aggression for not marching in lockstep with political correctness is to set the stage for justifying real aggression against them. [That observation gets to the crux of the PC movement.]
Word games are just one of the ways of silencing politically incorrect ideas, instead of debating them.
In a sense, the political left’s attempts to silence ideas they cannot, or will not, debate are a confession of intellectual bankruptcy. But this is just one of the left’s ever-increasing restrictions on other people’s freedom to live their lives as they see fit, rather than as their betters tell them.More here.
End of update.
A University considers these phrases "unacceptable":
- “America is the land of opportunity.”
- “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”
- “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.”
- “Where are you from or where were you born?”
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