Friends’ jokes deemed ‘harassment’

A black guy and a white guy are joking around while playing beer pong in a college dorm room. The black student shouts “Team Nigga” when his team scores a point. The white student, a football team mate, says, “How about a white power?,” an inside joke. The black student replies, “White power!” Someone down the hall hears the jokes. Both students were found guilty of creating a “hostile and discriminatory environment” at Lewis & Clark College.

“If it really wants to fight racism on campus, Lewis & Clark should stop wasting its time on jokes among friends who happen to have different skin colors,” said Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

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Comments

  1. Michael E. Lopez says:

    You see, the thing about a hostile environment is that it should be, oh, I don’t know what the word is.

    *HOSTILE* maybe?

  2. Malcolm Kirkpatrick says:

    Lenny Bruce said it all.

  3. This is the sort of thing that is going to de-sensitize people to real racial discrimination and “hostile” environments.

  4. When everything is harassment, then nothing is.

  5. Was the someone down the hall an Asian or a Latino who felt left out?

    College can be a lonely place.