White boards are a staple of dorm room life. College students use them to socialize, make plans, and amuse themselves.
Apparently at Michigan State University, where fun has been outlawed, they’re banned, because racism or something…
Students at Michigan State University soon will not be permitted to hang whiteboards on the outside of their dorm room doors.
The new policy, effective Fall 2017, was created in an attempt to eliminate opportunities for students to write mean words and racial slurs, according to a campus official.
“Their utility as a communication tool no longer outweighed the attractive nuisance that they are,” Kat Cooper, director of university residential services communications, told The College Fix via email.
In a statement to The Detroit News, Cooper added: “In any given month, there are several incidents like this [hurtful words]. There was no one incident that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Sometimes these things are racial, sometimes they’re sexual in nature. There are all sorts of things that happen.”
No word on whether or not blackboards are racist. But seriously. The local NAACP is hailing this as a “victory.” Remember when the NAACP was a serious organization bent on policing serious acts of racism? Good Lord…