Student Govt Official Targeted by School’s Diversity Committee for Using Term ‘Illegal Aliens’
“committee said Monday night it would press forward on impeachment”
This sounds like something out of a science fiction story set in a dystopian future. Sadly, it’s the reality we’re living in right now.
The College Fix reports:
Student diversity officials promise impeachment of VP who wrote ‘illegal aliens’
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee in Emporia State University’s student government is pledging to impeach a student official for refusing to resign after using the phrase “illegal aliens” on Facebook.
In the now-deleted public post, Vice President Michaela Todd explained why she was voting for Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach, who eventually lost the race.
One of his platform planks was to “put Kansans first, not illegal aliens,” by reducing taxpayer funding of welfare used by such immigrants. Todd later apologized, saying she didn’t know “illegal aliens” was offensive to some people.
A motion to begin impeachment proceedings against Todd failed at a student senate meeting last week, leading the committee to give her until Monday night to resign.
After she refused, the committee said Monday night it would press forward on impeachment again at this week’s meeting.
Todd told Campus Reform earlier Monday that she would continue serving because “I am committed to creating a diverse campus at ESU, not only in culture but in thought as well.”
Neither Todd nor Associated Student Government President Michael Webb, who has publicly called her post “dehumanizing,” responded to College Fix calls or emails seeking comment.
The public university administration did not return Fix queries asking whether the student government has the authority to impeach an official for speech made outside of her position and duties.
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Todd should not have apologized. I don’t really care if something I say might be offensive to some unspecified people, especially if the person/people I might offend is an illegal alien.
It’s one thing if somebody is using intentionally offensive, pejorative terms. But for fuck’s sake, “illegal alien” has a specific, legal definition that has been understood for a very long time. You’re offended by it? Sorry, not sorry.
I am still looking for the “right” to not be offended that all of this BS is based on.