Student charged with racism, forced to apologize for image of Obama kicking door
Because nothing says: racism: like a doctored image of President: Barack Obama: kicking a door, a student in Montreal, Canada has been forced to apologize for sharing it.
According to Legal Insurrection, as vice president of the university’s student government, Farnan included the .gif in a weekly email, along with the caption: “Honestly midterms get out of here.”
If the manipulated scenario involving Obama sounds familiar, that’s because it was first shown by Jay Leno to millions of viewers watching the “Tonight Show.”
Farnan wrote in a formal apology that he “intended to bring a humorous tone to the email and use President Obama’s frustration with the press conference in question to mimic the frustration students feel when confronted with midterm examinations.”
In a show of how pervasive “critical race theory” is on college campuses, and by extension, “microagression” —: a belief that racism plays out in small acts of mostly non-physical aggression, Farnan concluded:
The image in question was an extension of the cultural, historical and living legacy surrounding people of color–particularly young men–being portrayed as violent in contemporary culture and media.
By using this particular image of President Obama, I unknowingly perpetuated this living legacy and subsequently allowed a medium of SSMU’s communication to become the site of a microaggression; for this, I am deeply sorry.”
Fittingly, Farnan’s capitulation prompted a second complaint to be filed against him.
“Brian, your GIF didn’t offend me, your apology did,” the student complainant wrote. “I am offended that you think I’m so shallow and high-strung that I would be offended by this.”
This post was used with the permission of Bizpac Review.
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