Skip to comments.Higher Education: The Higher You Go the Dumber You Get
Posted on 02/23/2017 7:18:00 AM PST by NOBO2012
First they came for the notebooks, and I did not speak out
Because I did not use notebooks.
Then they came for the Post-it Notes, and I did not speak out
Because I did not use Post-its.
Then they came for the whiteboards, and I did not speak out
Because I did not use whiteboards.
Oh those whacky universities! Theyre at it again, attempting to save the Snowflakes from themselves. Im sorry to report that while this news comes from Michigan State University it could just as easily been from Anywhere U, even the venerable University of Michigan, political correctness being more valued than knowledge these days:
Starting this fall, Michigan State University will no longer allow students to hang whiteboards outside their dorm-room doors, saying the ubiquitous dry-erase boards have become too much of an outlet for anonymous, hateful messages.
MSU residential services spokeswoman Kat Cooper told WLNS News. You know, once in a while, someone writes something that isnt very nice.
Cooper told the Detroit News that in any given month, there are several incidents of negative messages, some racial and others sexual.
Or even Christian!
Basically, whiteboards are no longer an essential communication tool for todays college students, he said. They are an attractive nuisance whose utility no longer outweighs their abuse.
For those reasons, the university decided to remove whiteboards from the list of items allowed on dorm doors next semester, Cody said.
Though university officials said there was no single incident that led to the ban, the Lansing chapter of the NAACP hailed the decision on Facebook as a response to a recent case in which someone allegedly wrote the n-word on a whiteboard belonging to an African American honors student at MSU.
Its been a while but MSU Police have informed us that ALL dormatory (sic) white boards will be removed asap, the group wrote. Victory!!!
Honey, if thats your idea of victory I guess you can look forward to a whole lot of hollow WINNING! in your future.
And if whiteboard confiscation doesnt do the trick, and haters just take to writing directly on the dorm doors, well, I think you know what to expect:
Even a few of the inmates in the asylum questioned the wisdom of their PC overlords:
How is this a victory when every dorm resident will be punished because of one racist idiot? What does this accomplish exactly? one Facebook user wrote in response to the NAACP chapters post. It seems to me youre giving more power to the racist. Should we have limited skyscrapers to only 10 stories after 9/11 in an effort to end terrorism? Help me to understand the reasoning and logic.
And another brave soul ventured the observation that the school should focus more on finding the student who left the racial slur rather than:
limiting everyones (sic) self expression and freedom of speech because one ahole wrote the n-word. Another person, he posited, could just as easily write something derogatory directly on the door in permanent marker. [ed. see solution, above]
But Michigan State didnt rush into this without putting a lot of thought into it, and theyre not done yet:
Next year, the ban on whiteboards will be enforced by residence hall staff. The university is still working on a more detailed implementation plan, he said.
Seriously? A more detailed plan for taking whiteboards down? What are they going to do, hold sensitivity training on HOW to remove banned whiteboards? By replacing them with blackboards with black chalk? So nobody will hurt themselves or others?
Then they came for my iPhone and there was nothing left to write on.
Heres an idea, maybe the kids should skip the whole $100k college education experience and just go directly to on-the-job black board training:
Where after just a few short weeks theyll be allowed to write on their own blackboard with colored chalk no less!
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
LOL. Love this.
Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.
In my senior year (1977), I ended up without a roommate and housing sent over a foreign student from Iran in the middle of the semester. This really upset many on the floor and I wasn’t a big fan of losing my privacy to somebody I didn’t know. The rednecks, of which there were many since this was Oklahoma, decided to harass the guy. The most inventive was the gluing of Animal Crackers in the shape of camels to the message board on the door.
Best one yet!
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