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Objecting to Racism Deemed “Deeply Offensive” by University of Iowa

Friday, October 28, 2016 7:57
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When is it “deeply offensive” to object to racism on a college campus? When you are objecting to the only kind of racism you actually likely to find there — racism against whites:

The University of Iowa is investigating a series of “offensive” flyers that popped up around campus, including one that asked, “Are you sick of anti-white propaganda in college?”

The flyers were first discovered on October 10, pasted over Hillary Clinton campaign signs near the Latino Native American Cultural Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, and Afro-American Cultural Center, KCRG reports, and a second round of similar messages subsequently appeared in a residence hall this past Sunday.

“Are you sick of anti-white propaganda in college? You are not alone,” the original iteration of the flyer states, followed by a link to, a “cultural and social blog” that refers to itself as the “edgy right-wing.”

That is, The Right Stuff is alt-right, rather than conservative. The alt-right is wrong about a lot, but not everything.

A second flyer found at the University of Iowa shows the faces of two white people, with the caption, “We have a right to exist.”

The university released a statement calling the flyers “deeply offensive,” declaring that they “do not represent the values of our institution” and providing a list of resources for anyone seeking “help” or counseling because of them.

The snowflakes really are getting delicate if the mere suggestion that white people deserve to exist is enough to send them scurrying to the wet nurse.

“The University of Iowa is committed to maintaining an environment that promotes the robust exchange of ideas,” the statement reads. “We are equally committed to maintaining an environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person and that fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.”

Yet whites who complain about being marginalized, demonized, and systematically discriminated against must be rigidly repressed — thus the investigation, and calls for students to report ideologically suspicious activity to Hawk Watch.

Deeply offensive thoughtcrime.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.


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