Michigan State University has said it will not discipline a sophomore who made a number of racist comments on social media.
Michigan State University has said it will not discipline a sophomore who made a number of racist comments on social media. Jillian Kirk (above) used the N-word in a number of social media posts on Snapchat and Twitter
The racist social media posts went viral and spurred calls from students for the university to take action against Kirk.
Miyanna Fowlkes, a freshman at MSU, posted the racist tweets and Snapchat videos. They were shared thousands of times.But the university released a statement on Wednesday saying that while it does not approve of the posts, 'we do not get to control what every member of our community says.' -Source
While I would not write what Jillian Kirk wrote, I do approve of Michigan State University's response.
If students are truly outraged and hurt, then they should have no problem facing Miss Kirk and articulating their feelings. Otherwise, they are cowards hiding behind a "mommy" figure and are denied the opportunity to grow up.
As a tax payer subsidizing MSU, I am pleased that they are giving students a chance to engage in authentic human interactions and thus have a chance to learn how to deal with bullies, boors and "diversity", something they should have been learning on the playground since third grade.
Interesting... They are actually PROTECTING the 1st Amendment...ReplyDelete