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Duke U. Official Leaves Facebook After Students Complain About ‘Offensive’ Posts

Duke U. Official Leaves Facebook After Students Complain About ‘Offensive’ Posts

“demonstrated his ignorance and insensitivity towards the concerns of students and workers of color”

Students aren’t the only ones who can get into trouble because of social media. Here’s proof.

The College Fix reports:

Duke U. official leaves Facebook after students complain his posts are ‘offensive’

The Duke University vice president for student affairs has taken a “hiatus” from Facebook after several recent posts offended a group of students.

While on a visit to China, Larry Moneta made several “reasons to move to China … NOT!” posts which included mocking the flavor of potato chips and the air quality of the town in which he was staying.

The president of the Duke Asian Students Association said Moneta’s posts were “at best, very culturally insensitive and, at worst, very racist.”

In a statement via its Facebook page, the ASA wrote

Moneta has consistently demonstrated his ignorance and insensitivity towards the concerns of students and workers of color. His statements on hate speech and racism on campus have been woefully inadequate, leaving students of color disappointed and feeling no more reassured of their safety at Duke. …

Moneta’s latest posts are just the most recent examples of why people of color at Duke have not felt seen, heard, or taken seriously by the administration. These tasteless posts only further demonstrate how little Moneta seems to understand about cultural and racial sensitivity and the consequences of his own speech.

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That is, the ASA considers criticism of China to be inappropriate.

Isn’t Larry Moneta one of the Duke administrators who was tarring and feathering the Duke Lacrosse players without any evidence? If so, the objections to his posts couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy!

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