The Daily Caller – by Robby Soave
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.
The image was actually an edited .gif, and was shown by Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” last fall. It humorously suggests that the president may be fed up with press conferences. McGill student Brian Farnan, vice president of the university’s student government, sent out an email with the .gif and the harmless caption, “Honestly midterms get out of here,” according to Legal Insurrection.
What happened next is almost unbelievable: 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.”
The punishment of Farnan has proved controversial, however, and now the student government has plans to review the equity policy in the coming weeks.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/17/student-forced-to-apologize-for-emailing-pic-of-obama-kicking-a-door-because-racism/#ixzz2tbe0v0mM
6 thoughts on “Student forced to apologize for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door, because Racism”
sensitivity training anyone?
“What happened next is almost unbelievable: Another student issued a formal complaint against Farnan for committing a “micro-aggression.”
wow. Apparently the brainwashing techniques in the indoctrination centers laughingly referred to as ‘centers of higher learning’ have done their job well.
FEMA fodder is all most of these morons are.
Again with the political correctness BS, sick and tired of it. Yep, the liberal indoctrination at it’s best.
So if I call him a nigger is that considered a macro-aggression?
If I kick a door am I racist? What if I call the door a nigger and then kick it?
Am I a racist because i think canadians are all nigger lovers? lol
If I dislike chairs is that the same as hating mexicans? Im confused.
good job canadia you have surpassed yourselves in the being gay.
micro-aggression is part of the DSM 5.
You know, the WEAPON of choice for spying psychiatrists psychopathic mass gun grabbing electronic health records meet your NICS database deception.
In case anyone has a doubt, the DSM 5 is FALSE SCIENCE.
There are Two kinds of psychiatrists in this world. One that will put you on SSRI’s while emptying your bank account and removing anything left of your rights, and the other HONEST kind who will tell you get out my office, go get counciling from your friends and family instead.
Psychiatry is False science. E.g. It isn’t science.
“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.”
Umm…I’m sorry, but if you’re in Canada, then who the F**K cares what you say about an American, let alone one who claims to be president. YOU’RE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, YOU DUMBASSES!!!! HE’S NOT YOUR PRESIDENT!!!!! WHO CARES!!!!
Also, since when does Canada give a shit about issues of race or political correctness? CAN’T FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO?