“I am so sorry for the harm it has caused the Black community and the students referenced in the tweet”
Comedy and wokeness cannot coexist. In the woke world, the only safe targets for ridicule are Trump and Republicans.
Campus Reform reports:
Stanford newspaper tweeted movie reference deemed racist; will now subject ENTIRE STAFF to ‘anti-bias training’
Stanford University’s student newspaper sent a controversial tweet about two Black students. Now, it is suspending its Twitter account and requiring the entire masthead to take anti-bias training.
As editor in chief of The Stanford Daily Erin Woo explained in a letter, the paper’s humor section, The Stanford Occasionally, sent a tweet linking the student government elections to the movie “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which was at the time a popular recent release.
Woo said the tweet was riffing off an alleged conflict between “two candidates, both of whom are Black, as a conflict between Kong and Godzilla” — a move that was deemed racist due to “the anti-Black history of the King Kong figure as a hyper-sexualized caricature of Black men.”
“I am so sorry for the harm it has caused the Black community and the students referenced in the tweet,” she wrote. “I also apologize that it took students from the Black community to raise concerns before The Daily took action on the tweet, and that our initial response to the community member who flagged the tweet was hasty and insensitive.”
Woo took “full responsibility” for the incident, making it clear that the tweet “was not written by humor writers or editors.” Nevertheless, the “entire editorial team” will undergo “anti-bias training” to “address the ignorance that was at the root of the tweet’s creation.”
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