by Cassy Fiano | November 27, 2015 7:37 am
What kind of adults will be sent out into the world when today’s spoiled, coddled, pampered college students graduate? That’s the question that comes to mind when this story from a Massachusetts university surfaced, where college students were offered counseling because of a confederate flag sticker.
After a student filed a “bias report” accusing a student with a Confederate flag sticker on his laptop of racism, Framingham State University officials offered offended students counseling.
“We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents,” wrote Sean Huddleston, the Massachusetts-based school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a campus-wide email published in part by FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost. “It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”
In his email, Huddleston assured students “symbols such as these are not condoned by Framingham State University” but that the school wouldn’t ban the flag, as it is protected by First Amendment free speech rights.
“We absolutely believe everyone is due and should be able to exercise their constitutional rights,” Huddleston said in the email. “We want to foster a community and an environment where everyone feels safe and welcome. If we have a student or faculty or staff that feels unsafe based on something that was said or they witnessed, we have an obligation to inform the campus that has occurred.”
Oh, well, how noble of them to remember the Constitution and honor our freedom of speech. This entire situation is ridiculous, because in the real world, people have to deal with things that bother and offend them, and no one is going to coddle them through it or institute a warm feelings bubble. How on earth will these brats survive?
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