George Washington University launches “investigation” into “harmful” photograph of student holding banana peel

A student at George Washington University recently posted the following photograph on the student’s own Snapchat account. The student is holding up a banana peel, and the caption says “I’m 1/16 black.”


On a racial offensiveness scale of 0 to 10, I’d rate this as a 1. Others here may disagree. But if you do disagree, then please cite something else which is less racially offensive, but which is not a 0. Because I really do think that this is about the least racially offensive thing (other than a 0) that someone could do.

Well, of course, the social justice warriors have gone way overboard. The student’s sorority issued a statement apologizing to “those who have been harmed.”

“Harmed” by this photo?

Seriously?

And even worse, the school is launching an “investigation.”

An investigation? Because of a stupid picture, with a stupid caption, on someone’e own personal webpage, which does not threaten any physical harm to anyone, and which is not breaking any laws?

That’s going way, way overboard.

How about the school just do nothing?

Or better yet, how about the school issue a statement that says freedom of speech applies to everyone, and that the photo was on a personal webpage which has nothing to do with the school, and that anyone who is genuinely traumatized should seek counseling – not because of the image itself, but instead, because of their irrational overreaction to the image?

February 3, 2018. Tags: , , , , , . Political correctness, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.