According to a new report from The College Fix, a couple of students at Colorado College, a private university, were suspended for controversial comments they made on social media. Thaddeus Pryor and his friend Lou Henriques were booted from the campus after admitting they made racially-charged remarks on the anonymous chat site Yik Tak.
Pryor was initially sentenced to a 21-month suspension, though that has been reduced to a six-month suspension. His friend was expelled altogether.
The controversy occurred on November 9th, when the campus conversation on Yik Yak was focused on Black Lives Matter. After another student wrote “#blackwomenmatter,” Pryor responded with:
“They matter, they’re just not hot.”
Feeling immediately guilty, Pryor deleted the comment, but it was too late. He was brought before a disciplinary board and admitted making the remark. That was all the Colorado College administrators needed to hear. Pryor believes that the administrators failed to inform him of his rights, assumed that he was guilty of several racist posts that he did not make, and made him out to be a convenient scapegoat.
Pryor says that there were several disparaging remarks made about white students that night, none of which were apparently investigated by the college’s staff.
Well, this is the kind of politically correct society we live in now. Even something as harmless as a joke has to be prosecuted to the nth degree, especially if it has even the vaguest relationship to issues of race. White Americans have all but surrendered their freedom of speech in this country, browbeaten into silence by the loud voices of the liberal left. How else would college administrators respond in an era where Donald Trump is accused of being a racist, bigoted Nazi for wanting to uphold American laws? Where police officers are vilified, fired, and driven into seclusion for doing nothing more or less than their jobs? Where university presidents are forced to resign for not knowing the PC definition of “racial oppression,” “white privilege,” and “safe spaces.”
As a private college, the administrators aren’t bound to give the students untrammeled First Amendment rights, but that’s hardly even worth discussing. The same gag-culture exists on many colleges which are beholden to those rights, and there is an entire generation of young liberals who don’t even believe in free speech to begin with. It’s just another tool of the white patriarchy, after all.