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Student forced to apologize for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door, because RACISM
Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2014 | Robby Soave

Posted on 02/17/2014 8:14:07 AM PST by grundle

A student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada was forced to issue a formal apology for emailing a picture of President Obama kicking open a door–all because some students thought the image was somehow racist.

Another student issued a formal complaint against Farnan for committing a “micro-aggression.” For those not up-to-date on the PC lexicon, “micro-aggression” is the latest phrase of choice for leftist radicals seeking to blame racism for common annoyances suffered by people of all races. Minority activists at the University of Michigan, for example, have insisted that trivial slights, such as “Having your opinion second-guessed in a group assignment,” are micro-aggressions that betray the campus as a hostile place for students of color.

The .gif of Obama kicking a door was racist because of the “cultural, historical and living legacy surrounding people of color—particularly young men—being portrayed as violent,” according to the apology letter that Farnan was forced to write.

Technically, Farnan got off easy. Under the McGill student government’s Orwellian “equity policy,” Farnan could have been suspended or even dismissed from his position as vice president in the organization. The decision to force Farnan to apologize was apparently made by an “equity commissioner,” whose will can only be overturned by a two-thirds majority of the student government.

Like a true victim of the thought police, Farnan was forced to denounce his heretical email.

“Despite the innocent intentions influencing my decision to use this particular image, I have come to recognize the negative implications of adding the .GIF image within this given context,” he said. “By using this particular image of President Obama, I unknowingly perpetuated this living legacy and subsequently allowed a medium of [Student Society of McGill University] communication to become the site of a microaggression; for this, I am deeply sorry.”

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1 posted on 02/17/2014 8:14:07 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Racism because...? Oh, that’s right. Any negative about O is racism. (for a second there I thought it was 1984 and Reagan just won his 2nd term) Wish I didn’t snap out of it.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 8:16:49 AM PST by albie
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To: grundle

The world has gone mad.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 8:16:49 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: grundle

I’m assuming the “offending” student was white. If that is the case, isn’t a true act of macro-racism to prejudge the intent of someone purely because of the color of their skin?


4 posted on 02/17/2014 8:17:23 AM PST by ruiner
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To: grundle

read once where this kicking did NOT happen..photo shopped movie?


5 posted on 02/17/2014 8:17:46 AM PST by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: grundle

This could have come straight out of 1984.

Scary.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 8:18:41 AM PST by detective
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To: grundle

Pointing out a very un-presidential action by a president is not racist in a sane society.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 8:18:43 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: grundle

A student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada was forced to issue a formal apology for emailing a picture of President Obama kicking open a door–all because some students thought the image was somehow racist.

FORCED? They held a gun to his head? What? They is nothing they could do to me to force me to apologize to some lame ass. If the threatened to kick me out I would sue the bastards and the lame ass.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 8:18:51 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: grundle
Was this racist when the Left went viral with parody gifs and praise for the shoe thrower?

I'm tired of the mediabullies.

9 posted on 02/17/2014 8:19:02 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: mylife
The world has gone mad.

Stalinists lie. ALWAYS.

They really don't give a crap.

10 posted on 02/17/2014 8:19:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: grundle

The same “people” who complained about the Obama pic being racist were the same ones passing around the George W. Bush/Chimp pictures and laughing.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 8:19:53 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: grundle
Minority activists at the University of Michigan, for example, have insisted that trivial slights, such as “Having your opinion second-guessed in a group assignment,” are micro-aggressions that betray the campus as a hostile place for students of color.

But what if their opinion is stupid?....it probably is.

12 posted on 02/17/2014 8:20:10 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I agree, but they don’t have 1st Amendment Rights to Free Speech there......................


13 posted on 02/17/2014 8:20:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: grundle
That's not Obama. That's Steve Bridges.

He died shortly after parodying Obama.

Anaphylactic shock.

It can be very handy to know everyone's medical weaknesses, can't it?

STEVE BRIDGES 1963-2012 (Impersonator Who Offended Obama)

14 posted on 02/17/2014 8:22:29 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: grundle

I would’ve said, “I’m sorry...that he’s our president.” And then I would’ve packed my things and transferred.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 8:22:44 AM PST by albie
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To: grundle
“Despite the innocent intentions influencing my decision to use this particular image, I have come to recognize the negative implications of adding the .GIF image within this given context,” he said. “By using this particular image of President Obama, I unknowingly perpetuated this living legacy and subsequently allowed a medium of [Student Society of McGill University] communication to become the site of a microaggression; for this, I am deeply sorry.”

Read that again. This isn't an apology at all. LOL. There is no victim to apologize to. There is no real stated offense. It was written so well that only the most intellectual would find that it was a coerced statement to satisfy the PC. Still, tragically, it does give the ridiculous PC cult a victory.

He is sorry for "perpetrating a living legacy"? Or is he sorry for "allowing a medium of communication to become the site of a microaggression"?

16 posted on 02/17/2014 8:23:19 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: albie

I would have gotten on that podium and told everyone where they can stuff it, and left.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 8:24:17 AM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: duffee

Yes, the vid was a creation in the context of Obama being pissed about questions the media should have been asking him.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 8:24:38 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: grundle

How liberals heard the MLK quote: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin.”


19 posted on 02/17/2014 8:24:41 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: grundle

Stop kicking doors open like a petulant child, Obama, and we will consider not posting it.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 8:25:38 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Tenacious 1

It was a Jimmy Kimmel bit. I don’t believe he got in any trouble for it.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 8:26:18 AM PST by DManA
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To: grundle

Teach your kids to shove the Prof’s PC agenda where the sun don’t shine.

“I don’t own your perception problems, and I’m NOT sorry for anything!”


22 posted on 02/17/2014 8:27:15 AM PST by G Larry
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To: grundle

Americans need to get over these allegations of racism by the communists all of the time. It’s their best weapon against us. If you refuse to allow those allegations to affect you, YOU WIN.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 8:28:04 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: albie

He’s not the president of Canada, yet. The university in question is in Canada.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 8:28:23 AM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: grundle

These rediculous accusations do have positive points:

1. They identify the accuser as one who most probably shouldn’t be in college for any reason whatsoever due to weak intellect and poor self-esteem.
2. They also identify the user as pursuing an academic “major” that should more probably have been covered in sixth grade.
3. However, they do provide your local coffee joints with lists of future baristas.
4. And - of most imporance - they identify that college as one of N (where N is a very large number) that has questionable academic standards...and no moral ones.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 8:28:34 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: grundle
Another student issued a formal complaint against Farnan for committing a “micro-aggression.”

That, itself, is a form of bullying, because there is no way the claimant was injured by the activity (emailing a gif of Obama). The student who filed the formal complaint did so as a way of bullying Farnan into a type of submission.

Libs/Alinskyites are famous for that kind of tactic.

Until the rest of us turn the tactic against them, they will continue.
26 posted on 02/17/2014 8:28:56 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, I had a Obama moment...that’s “ridiculous”, not “rediculous”.

Should read my teleprompter “mo betta”.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 8:30:02 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: albie

“Racism because...? Oh, that’s right. Any negative about O is racism...”

If you don’t like the pattern on Obama’s necktie, you are a racist. If you comment on many of his public flubs, you are a racist. If you disagree with his policies, you are a racist. Meanwhile you are considered a patriot and fine upstanding citizen if you show a photo of any one of the opposing party in the sites of a rifle or with a Hitler moustache, etc.


28 posted on 02/17/2014 8:30:05 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: grundle
Ah, yes, Universities. Those shining edifices wherein thought is encouraged and open discourse invited on a variety of learned topics (Insert the screech of someone dragging a phonograph needle across the vinyl here).

What incredibly oppressive stamp mills the so-called institutions of higher learning have become. When even the video of real events is suppressed because the academic overlords just don't want to see it, it is no wonder that dreck like the intellectual effluent of "Global Warming" and "Grievance Studies" are their products.

29 posted on 02/17/2014 8:32:00 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: albie
I would have said "I'm sorry that you dolts chose to take offense. It was a shame you didn't live in Hitler's Germany. You would've made such fine brownshirts!"
30 posted on 02/17/2014 8:32:11 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mylife
The world has gone mad.

Yes....yes it has.

31 posted on 02/17/2014 8:34:18 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: mylife
The world has gone mad.

I read crap like this and immediately think it must be satire.
32 posted on 02/17/2014 8:35:57 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: grundle
Another student issued a formal complaint against Farnan for committing a “micro-aggression."

I would therefore issue a "micro-apology".

33 posted on 02/17/2014 8:36:32 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: grundle

H0lder is a major source of Macro-aggression.


34 posted on 02/17/2014 8:41:40 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Da Coyote

Be careful there - A specialist in microaggression would point out that your use of “N” to represent a large number is evidence of your deeply ingrained racism.They would perceive it as a subtle reference to the “n” word and would excoriate you for it.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 8:42:49 AM PST by Bob
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To: albie

That gif/video was sent out after the Seal Team killed Bin Ladin, and was supposed to portray O positively.

This is just a bunch of grievance mongers looking for something to be offended by.
It’s just another act of imposing supremacy.


36 posted on 02/17/2014 8:43:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: null and void
That's not Obama. That's Steve Bridges.

Heh. Thanks.
37 posted on 02/17/2014 8:44:10 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Bob

- “Nudger” - Cass Sunstein


38 posted on 02/17/2014 8:45:26 AM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: fungoking

These people are going to be sooOOooo well prepared for entering the workplace ;)

/s

lol


39 posted on 02/17/2014 8:47:52 AM PST by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: grundle

The prevalence of ignorance is growing rapidly. To truly intelligent people, it is getting quite scary. I want to leave this “Titanic” like society and be among normal common sense people again before it sinks. But where is that?


40 posted on 02/17/2014 8:48:42 AM PST by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Tenacious 1

Geez, that reads like a POW apologizing for his nations acts of aggression.


41 posted on 02/17/2014 8:50:22 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: grundle
McGill University is in Canada. Why should they care about someone insulting the ruler of a foreign country?

Stephen Leacock, the humorist (author of "Gertrude the Governess" and many other classic essays), was an administrator at McGill for many years (he died in 1944). I wonder how he would react to such nonsense.

42 posted on 02/17/2014 8:50:29 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: grundle

You couldn’t pay me to go to 99.9% of colleges today. They are idiot-filled cesspools.


43 posted on 02/17/2014 8:55:52 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: grundle

Micro-aggression? It’s not even a femto-aggression.


44 posted on 02/17/2014 9:05:48 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: grundle

The student should have said, “I’m criticizing his white half....his hippy-dippy white momma.”


45 posted on 02/17/2014 9:12:17 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: detective

His forced recantation sounds identical to the recantations the communists forced out of prisoners in the gulags in Soviet Union, China, Cuba, North Korea, East Germany before shooting them in the head.

Very, very scary indeed.

My only slim hope is that McGill student Brian Farnan was having fun at their expense by writing this drivel and laughing uproariously within.


46 posted on 02/17/2014 9:13:07 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Red Badger
I agree, but they don’t have 1st Amendment Rights to Free Speech there......................

They don't recognize that they do have that right...as we are headed in the same direction

47 posted on 02/17/2014 9:15:00 AM PST by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: grundle
The .gif of Obama kicking a door was racist because of the “cultural, historical and living legacy surrounding people of color—particularly young men—being portrayed as violent,” according to the apology letter that Farnan was forced to write.

Gee - a violent temper tantrum being acknowledged shines a bad light on Blacks who have violent temper tantrums and it's a problem not because Blacks throw violent temper tantrums, but because some folks notice and let others in on the info. I guess that goes right along with protecting sexual predators because it's not their fault so much as it is the victim's fault for complaining...

48 posted on 02/17/2014 9:15:38 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Somewhere I still have a copy of a computer game based on throwing shoes at W. The player controls bush and gains points by avoiding shoes coming at him. It’s actually pretty fun.

But I get your larger point about the double-standard between the two presidents.


49 posted on 02/17/2014 9:24:51 AM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: grundle

Normal people lost. Marxism won. If you’re White you have no rights.


50 posted on 02/17/2014 9:27:34 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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