Thursday, September 29, 2016

La Crosse: What is in the water?

An interesting week for UW-La Crosse and political correctness.

First up, from Campus Reform:

A report released by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s “Hate Response Team” shows that more than 10 percent of reported hate incidents were determined to be fake or frivolous.

In fact, the report notes that 28 of 192 reports were found to be either completely fake or “not a bias/hate incident,” accounting for 14 percent of all incidents reported.

And today, from Media Trackers:

The University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse appears to be on a roll these days. The hyper-sensitive campus is set to host a review of student’s Halloween costumes to ensure they do not come across as racist. UWL made headlines recently for a student’s outrage at a Harry Potter-character themed mural that, the student claimed, depicted “Man power. Cis power. Able power. Class power.”

In a comical attempt to avoid offending anyone else on campus, the Ethnic and Racial Studies Department of UW LaCrosse (which offers students classes in white privilege and “Food and Race in the United States”) is holding a Halloween costume review on October 5th. “Is Your Costume Racist?” a poster for the event queries passersby.

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