This past November, a University of Michigan student named Omar Mahmood was pressured into resigning from his position at The Michigan Daily, a campus newspaper. The reason? Omar published a piece of satire in the conservative paper The Michigan Review, mocking what he saw as political correctness run amok.
An excerpt from Omar’s article:
“As I walked, I slipped on a patch of wet leaves lining the steps of the Hatcher, and I fell forward headfirst onto the steps of the library. If it hadn’t been for the left hand that I thrust out right before my fall, I would have ended up just another statistic in the war on colored people. As it were, a white cis-gendered hetero upper-class man came down the steps just as I was falling. He looked at me with that white man’s burden face that I see too often on this racialized campus.
“Cold, isn’t it?”
Behind his words I sensed a patronizing sneer, as if he expected me to be a spokespersyn for my whole race. He offered his hand to help me up, and I thought to myself how this might be a manifestation of the patriarchy patronizing me. I doubt he would’ve said those violent words had I been white, but he would take any opportunity to patronize a colored [email protected] or womyn. People on this campus always box others in based on race. Triggered, I waved his hand aside and got up of my own accord.”
The article, titled “Do the Left Thing”, was found to be ‘threatening’ by a fellow student at The Michigan Daily. From the Daily Caller:
“After the column began making the rounds on Facebook, Mahmood recalls receiving a phone call from his editor concerning his parody. The editor claimed someone registered a complaint saying his article made them feel threatened, and his column created a “hostile working environment.” Mahmood claims that without the ability to face his accuser, he has been suspended from the paper and forced to choose, in five days, between resigning from The Daily or The Review.”
I’ll be blunt here: the individual who felt threatened is a pussy.
No, it is not inappropriate to resort to name calling. If you feel threatened by a piece of satire, you are a pussy. F-A-C-T.
Omar’s dorm room was later vandalized for writing the piece. Here is surveillance video from the incident:
Events like these have become far too common on American college campuses, because after decades of festering in universities, the political left has finally begun to reach peak absurdity. Whether it be UC Irvine banning flags (including the American flag) which might be offensive or hateful, law schools delaying exams for students who are “upset” regarding current events, or the increasing use of “trigger warnings” on colleges, warning students that what comes next might be uncomfortable, more college kids are becoming pussies every year at the hands of political correctness, and the desire not to offend.
America is raising an entire generation of young adults who feel it is their personal right to never be exposed to anything they might disagree with. As a college student myself, I’m TERRIFIED for when member of my generation start holding public offices in large numbers. This generation is
likely the most sheltered and self absorbed in American history.
It’s crucial that we start reversing this trend, and force college kids to have to defend their ideas against criticism. It has gotten to the point where “safe spaces” are being created for students who don’t like certain ideas. This has to end, please watch the video below: