University Students Comforted with ‘Counseling’ after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop

Breitbert – by Dr. Susan Berry

University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University.

The offer came after the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.”  

According to Metrowest Daily News, students filed two “bias reports” within the past month as a result of a student displaying the flag in some way. The most recent bias incident – reported on November 19 – was a report of a student having seen a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop.

In an email to students, Huddleston did not declare a ban on displaying the flag, but claimed that it upsets some students.

MRCTV obtained the email in which Huddleston wrote:

A student reported a bias incident today, in which the image of the Confederate flag was displayed on a laptop. Many of you may be aware that last month we received a Bias Incident involving two other students for a similar issue. Although related in nature, the two incidents involve separate parties.

The FSU Bias Protocol and Response Team has been made aware of the incident, and will meet to determine any measures that may be needed to respond to the incident. Our primary goal continues to be to expeditiously address and resolve incidents of bias that impede our progress toward a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

“Many see the Confederate flag as an inflammatory symbol of oppression and constant reminder of a dark period in the history of the United States in which slavery was a legal,” Huddleston continued, while “Others may simply view this flag as a symbol of shared southern heritage and in memory of the Civil War.”

Huddleston said the flag and other symbols “are not condoned by Framingham State University, as they violate the core values of our institution and not considered consistent with our desire to maintain a safe, respectful and welcoming campus community for all.”

He further described “bias incidents” as “situations that may not rise to the level of a criminal act, but still clearly communicate offensive or derogatory behaviors.”

Observing that students on campus in general may have suffered a traumatic reaction from seeing an image of the Confederate flag, Huddleston continued, “We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents.”

“It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with,” he wrote.

According to FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost, social-media displayed a mixed reaction to Huddleston’s email:

On the popular anonymous social media app Yik Yak, one student said the Confederate flag controversy was “legitimately embarrassing” and “someone is getting in trouble for such stupid bullshit.”

Another student disagreed and compared the Confederate flag to the swastika. Adding, “That’s the issue. In case you were somehow still confused in 2015.”

One anonymous student posted, “Carry a copy of the constitution tomorrow, see how fast the PC police emails fly.”

One student related the bias incident involving the Confederate flag to the Star Wars films.

“So if I have a Rebel Alliance wallpaper, am I gonna get reported to the Empire?”

Huddleston said the university may hold a campus-wide forum on the history of the Confederate flag, so that students can discuss the reasons why they either defend or reject it.

In September, Framingham Patch reported that FSU – a public university – was once again recognized for its “diversity and inclusion” on campus. It received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, which is bestowed on colleges and universities by INSIGHT into Diversity, reportedly the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education.

44 thoughts on “University Students Comforted with ‘Counseling’ after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop

  1. Had the same problem. Felt an overwhelming urge to give a whoop and buy and nigger.
    Find that insulting? I find this article an insult to the intelligence of every American national of every pigment of skin.

    1. Amen to that
      Can’t really say with exact words how I feel
      But you can bet if I did , a lot of ears would burn

    1. i am ooooooooooooofended hahaha they should at least show the flag with the center star removed signifying the removal of the evil tribe causing this worldwide at least one general from the south got it right

  2. I hope the counselor reminded the traumatized student of the 1st Amendment, guaranteeing freedom of speech. And I hope the counselor explained to the whoospup fifi that display of the Confederate Battle Flag does not represent a “bias” event, nor does any opinion that differs with the established, politically-correct opinions of the Obama administration.

  3. “He further described “bias incidents” as “situations that may not rise to the level of a criminal act, but still clearly communicate offensive or derogatory behaviors.”

    The only thing offensive here is the level of stupidity required to embrace this communist farce.

    “Another student disagreed and compared the Confederate flag to the swastika. Adding, “That’s the issue. In case you were somehow still confused in 2015.”


    What’s at issue here is how few actual brain cells are necessary for successful communist indoctrination these days.

    Too stupid for words.

  4. Sissy ass britches. What about the American flag? No one is counsoling Indians when we have to see the American flag and be reminded of what was stolen from our ancestors. Why not counsoling when we have to see Europeans? Because it doesn’t matter anymore, it didn’t happen to us and not by the people who live today.

  5. I have to wonder how a satire site like The Onion can stay afloat when there are genuine news stories like this one.

    Maybe each newly matriculating college student should receive a complimentary teddy bear, blankie, and pacifier in addition to the phone number of a 24/7 emergency help line to call in case someone says something not nice.

    1. BMF…

      Actually, in addition to the teddy bear/blankie/pacifier & 24-7 hotline…I betcha the freaks would demand “butt-plugs” also…..

      1. Nah, they’re too clenched up to properly use one. Maybe a blindfold to they don’t have to look at all the icky things out there…

  6. Dude is this story for real? Counseling? Someone called a chief diversity and inclusion officer? This is getting ridiculous.

    1. No men? Or just women injected w/testosterone!

      *speaking of women w/stones I’ve wondered just how the nasi’s were influenced by the Vril society – Maria S was deep in the occult. What a shame for such a beautiful woman – although I do believe groups/society’s like the vril’s have played big on the women/freak movements!

  7. “students can discuss the reasons why they either defend or reject it.”

    Missing a choice: What about not giving a hoot about diversions with or without media support since there are so many things going on in the world right now that will have direct impact on the and their (Those Students.) vision of the American way of life in spite of the propaganda they are covered up with.

    Who cares about then, if there is a now? Who cares about who was a slave then, if they are slaves now that are kept ignorant of their slavery? So lets talk about rags with colors and how people are trained to be offended by icons and knee-jerk as reflex to them.

    Blood black lives matter and only black lives, unless you are a Crib.

  8. They’ve, quite frankly, stolen our children with electronic gizmos that occupy the minds of our youth every awakened moment.

    Case in point. I’m fishing when, in matter of 5 minutes, a bald eagle dives into the river and comes out with a fish, twice, within a hundred yards of my boat. My nephew was too occupied with his “smartphone” to bother looking.

    It’s like George Carlin put it. “Do kids even know what a stick is.” They are robbed of any interaction with real nature because they’re too busy “playing” nature on their phones and I-Pads.

    Ask yourself these questions before you go out and plunk down your hard earned money for the “new” and “improved”, over-priced electronic gizmo. Buy them something that will trick them away from the mass hypnosis and get them outside getting their hands dirty, garden starting kit, tent, fishing pole, whatever. You’ll be doing them a favor.

    1. I’m pretty sure that if you had seen the boobs on the girl the kid was looking at on his phone, you might have dropped your pole and had a grain of understanding..Did you know that some people used to have confederate flags on their fishin gear???

      I get very offended at that….and at the rate we are time might find that confederate flag stickers are the biggest stocking stuffer inside the U.S.

  9. I see the Confederate flag as a part of history and heritage, not hate. I just don’t have words for those that need counseling or the university. Maybe, grow up for starters!
    What’s next for you do gooders that have a problem determining what’s really good!?

  10. Someone should tell these simps that…Surprisingly enough…Free Speech is ONLY COUNTERACTED by MORE FREE SPEECH!!
    And this is a College?

  11. Sometimes I wonder if Congress should just set aside some dedicated time for this one historic issue, and ban public display of the Confederate flag altogether. This still allows descendants of those who died on the Confederate side, and others so inclined, to display the flag in every room of their house if they wish – but never again in public.

    1. I would bitchslap you here and now if you said that in my presence, Philip. Just sayin’.

      Religion, sexual orientation is one thing, our country’s heritage and true history is a another matter not to be confused with the current “politically correct” bullshit spewed out every day.

    2. Sure. Nullify the First Article, nullify states rights, rewrite history to make the “Civil War” about slavery instead of about resistance to an overreaching federal government imposing its unConstitutional authority to usurp those rights so we can instill a centrally controlled federal government which knows no limitations and ultimately creates a central bank ie:Federal Reserve.

      Good thinking. It’s been done already. Negros fought for that symbol as well, you slack-jawed troglodyte, and they had more brains and balls than you because it represented where they and WE all lived. I am a YANK btw.

      Are you trolling? If so, F off.

    3. I think you are a communist troll, trying to spew just a few words of your poison to get a reaction.
      I think you should move to China where there will only be one flag on display, which you are free to have tattooed on your forehead.
      I think you and your ilk are destined for a deportation barge with Confederate battle flags pained all over it and an American national of the darkest pigment of skin kicking your ass into it.
      The day any symbols are banned in our public square is the day we cease being who we are and the communists win. And we’re just not going to let that happen.
      Good bye Phillip.

    4. Ok, so how about those who feel that the Star of David represents the people who had Christ turned over to the Romans for execution and who gleefully watched the proceedings… That was hate speech and the result was a horrific torture death of a decent human being. I DEMAND that all six-point stars be banned from public view because of the trauma I feel every time I think about poor Jesus hanging from a cross in agony…

      Just saying…

      1. Yes, let’s ban either black or white people from public view since the very sight of them existing together dredges up racism. (Obvious sarcasm)

    5. Dear Phil: I think you are in the wrong room…..try the one over there <<< or the one over there >>> but if you are being sincere please do a little studying on the matter

  12. Remember the stars and strips flew over the southern states for 70 years. the stars and bars four years. Slavery continued in some northern states during and a little after the end on the war of northern aggression.
    All flags are really dish rags. What matters is the blood that races through your veins. That blood is blue on the inside, red on the out side and covered with white.

  13. “the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston”
    –Wait, back up a minute. You mean to tell me they pay a SALARY to someone with that job title?? I’d like to see the job posting. I’d like to see Sean’s resume. Does Sean have a degree? In what? What jobs did he hold as a stepping stone to this position? How many competitors for the job did he have to beat out? Who did the hiring? What kind of crazy _________ is this??

    1. I have this vision of a burnt-out old hippie with long grey hair and a vacant expression, saying things like, “Hate speech is bad, mmmmkay? It’s not nice, mmmmmkay?” The councilor on South Park is what I picture here…

  14. Let’s see, somebody at a university is suddenly traumatized near the end of November by a symbol he accidently sees on somebody else’s laptop. Hmmm, let’s think for a minute… Could it be that somebody is, maybe, failing a class or two and knows that, with finals a couple of weeks away, maybe, just maybe, this is a ready-made excuse for the failing grades he knows will ensue… Boo-hoo, mommy, I’m scared by the bad man over there… *sniffle, sob*…

  15. I do not understand what is happening in this country. How can students need counseling from just seeing a flag sticker? What happens when they hit the real world. They probably do not know any history of the flag and about people who had to make a decision to fight, even against their own families. I am so tired of people bringing up slavery, rebel flags, ex presidents who owned slaves etc. They are so far removed from that generation, they do not have a clue what happened back then. Most of them can’t even give the dates of the history in questions. Somebody needs to put a stop to it once and for all and tell them to get on with learning, working and growing up…

    1. “How can students need counseling from just seeing a flag sticker?”

      The years spent in the communist indoctrination centers (laughingly called ‘education’ institutions), coupled with decades of t.v. ‘programming’ have taken their toll. These students have been brainwashed from an early age on.

      “What happens when they hit the real world.”

      There is no real world for these morons. They have no concept of reality, the matrix is all they know.

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