Skip to comments.POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Posted on 03/04/2008 6:23:40 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION A janitor working for Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis has been reprimanded for reading a book on campus. Keith John Sampson does janitorial work for the campus while accumulating credits for a degree in communications. Sampson checked out a book from the government library called Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan. The book is apparently about two days in May 1924 when a group of Notre Dame students got into a street fight with members of the Ku Klux Klan.
The problem began when Sampson tried to read the book in the break room when he was off duty. His American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees shop steward said that reading a book about the KKK was "like bringing pornography to work." At a different time, a coworker, who was sitting across from Sampson in the break room, said that she found the Klan "offensive." Meanwhile, nobody cared to hear his explanation of what the book actually covered. Weeks later, Sampson was ordered to report to the university's Affirmative Action Office. A coworker had filed a racial harassment complaint against Sampson for reading the book in the break room while in the presence of Black employees. Following the Affirmative Action Office's investigation ... here's what they had to say:
"You demonstrated disdain and insensitivity to your coworkers who repeatedly requested that you refrain from reading the book which has such an inflammatory and offensive topic in their presence ... you used extremely poor judgment by insisting on openly reading the book related to a historically and racially abhorrent subject in the presence of your Black coworkers." According to "the legal 'reasonable person standard,' a majority of adults are aware of and understand how repugnant the KKK is to African-Americans ..."
Now if Sampson wants to read the book, he must sit apart from his coworkers.
He’s better off somewhere else. I hear that university was rather niggardly when it came to janitor salaries.
No — They’re stupid blacks, with chips on their shoulders.
QQQQQQQQ!!!!! What you said!!!! It's a good thing you don't workd in Washington (or in adademia, probably) == you'd be out of a job.
Don't you remember a few years back when a rather high official in the Administrtion was forced to resign because Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and other similar ignorant slobs took offense at his use of that selfsame highly offensive 'N' word.
And, I think I had better use the sarcasm warning now; before all hell breaks loose.
He’d get more money than he would have made working there.
Ahhh such a prime example of Diversity.
I had a complaint against me for reading the book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich... Because on the cover of the paperback was a swastika.
Fortunately.. I had two WWII Veterans who raised holy hell with the social actions deptarment after I received my summons for a “hearing”,
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.