Michigan Student Called Racist, Removed from Staff for Asking what Acronym Meant
People talk a lot about college’s getting more and more overly sensitive about all the things. Here’s someone who was allegedly fired for asking a question and laughing at the answer he was given.
The student, identified by a school newspaper only as “Chris,” was having a text conversation with other Resident Staff members over the internet. At one point he noticed that one member, who happened to be an African American woman, changed her handle to “Markley’s BBW.”
Mary Markley Hall is a residence hall at the university.
Chris subsequently asked, “What does BBW stand for?” to which another staff member responded, “bad baby walrus,” which Chris laughed at.
I don’t know what BBW actually stands for and for the sake of keeping it that way, I’m not going to look it up. It just seems silly to discipline someone for laughing ta something someone else said.