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College in Georgia Expels Student for Racist Language Used on Social Media

College in Georgia Expels Student for Racist Language Used on Social Media

“Such views have no place on our campus or within our community and we will act decisively when confronted by them.”

College students are young and sometimes do dumb things. Also, there have been numerous times over the last several years where college students have been forgiven for doing far worse things than this. Now it’s clear, this is the one line that must not be crossed.

NBC News reports:

Georgia college student who used racial slur in social media post is expelled

A private women’s college in Georgia expelled a student over offensive social media posts, including one in which she used a racial slur against African Americans.

Wesleyan College in Macon condemned the posts as “abhorrent” and said they went against the school’s mission and values.

“Today Wesleyan administrators learned of racist statements and photos posted on a Wesleyan student’s social media,” the school said in a Facebook statement Thursday. “Such views have no place on our campus or within our community and we will act decisively when confronted by them.”

One of the posts reportedly said, “Bear down on these n-words,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The college said it quickly launched an investigation into the posts “that led to the expulsion of the student, effective immediately.”

“Wesleyan will not tolerate racist behavior in any form,” the statement read.

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and said they went against the school’s mission and values.

That evidently doesn’t include education.

You don’t see MIT expelling a student who has yet to master tensor calculus, because the default assumption is that anyone who can get through admissions is trainable. (Teachable. Whatever.) And teaching is what a school does. In theory.

“Wesleyan will not tolerate racist behavior in any form,” the statement read.

“In any form” is quite an exalted standard. So they’ll be throwing out the BLM demonstrators next, right? They’re as racist as the Klan, just not such snappy dressers. And of course anybody in the Black Student’s Union has to go.

Now that speech is defined as “behavior” it’s open season on anybody with an opinion.

When will they expel students that post things from violent, misogynistic, cop hating RAP lyrics?

The answer would be never!

Rules should be applied equally, but that will never happen in these kinds of cases.

Well, it’s a private college, so I guess it can do this, and people considering going there should take note. If they confine it to racial slurs that no decent person would use anyway, then it’s no big deal; but if they don’t then potential students should take note and look elsewhere.

Though considering that Duke University still has students, evidently there are a lot of stupid smart kids around.

    artichoke in reply to Milhouse. | June 8, 2020 at 1:12 am

    Some Duke admissions person said she doesn’t know why the students try so hard to get in, or speculated it’s for non-educational reasons, because the faculty isn’t at the top level of distinction according to measures like National Academy of Sciences membership, Nobel prizes, etc.

    Personally I have no axe to grind, don’t know that much about Duke.

Did she say “n-word” or the word that that stands for? Because I thought literally “n-word” kept you out of trouble.

But a lot of people are getting in trouble now for things that didn’t get one in trouble 2 weeks ago. Wonder if she has a leg to stand on, saying that this represents a change in standards and that change was never communicated clearly to her.

Sometimes all it takes is one glass of wine.

I don’t know IF that had anything to do with it but it might explain her momentary lapse. It only takes a mere hint of PC sin to bring the inquisitors down on you.
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