TRIGGER WARNING! University of Michigan Student Writer Suspended by Campus Newspaper for Satirical ColumnPosted: November 25, 2014 Filed under: Education, Humor, Mediasphere | Tags: Academia, Academic integrity, Affirmative Action, Ann Arbor, Anno Domini, Athletic director, BAMN, East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State University, Michigan Wolverines, The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan 1 Comment
The column was offensive to progressives so obviously, the student needed to be punished.
Read it below, courtesy of the College Fix.
Read the ‘hostile’ column that got student writer suspended by campus newspaper
Editor’s note: Below is a satirical column penned by University of Michigan student Omar Mahmood, who writes for both the mainstream campus newspaper The Michigan Daily and the conservative independent publication the Michigan Review. Or at least he did.
After his column was published last week, Mahmood tells The College Fix: “I received a call from the editorial editor [of the Daily] telling me that I had created a ‘hostile environment’ among the editorial staff and that someone had felt threatened because of what I had written … The issue had been taken to the editor in chief who procured a bylaw by which I was given an ultimatum to leave the Review or leave the Daily within a week. I was not allowed to know the name of the offended individuals.” He added the newspaper’s leaders are “forcing me to write a letter of apology as a condition for staying on the Daily” and suspended his regular column in the Daily.
Mahmood has written for both the Review and the Daily concurrently for this fall semester, but after this controversial column was published the Daily’s editors decided “Mr. Mahmood’s involvement with the Michigan Review presents a conflict of interest. Our bylaws say that once a determination is made that a conflict of interest exists, the person in question will have one week to resign from either the Daily or the organization causing the conflict of interest,” according to a statement from the Daily to The College Fix.
Without further ado, we present to you “Do The Left Thing” by Omar Mahmood:
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The Hammer: SCOTUS Right To Let States Decide on Affirmative ActionPosted: April 22, 2014 Filed under: Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Affirmative Action, Charles Krauthammer, Democracy, Michigan, Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the United States, Tuesday, US Supreme Court 1 Comment
Charles Krauthammer said the US Supreme Court’s 6-2 ruling on Tuesday that a lower court does not have the authority to set aside the law that bans the use of racial criteria in college admissions shows the court wants to preserve citizen’s rights to decide such things democratically.
“We leave the decision of affirmative action up to the people, which is exactly the way you want to do it in a diverse democracy with a troubled history.”
“The court said… ‘we’re not going to have nine rogues decide that this cannot be implemented.’ But what it implied was that it would allow people in a democracy to decide that,” he said.
College’s ‘Neutral’ Policy Stiffs Libertarian Students, Funds Their OpponentsPosted: January 28, 2014 Filed under: Education, Politics | Tags: Affirmative Action, BAMN, Daily Caller, Gratz v. Bollinger, Michigan, United States Supreme Court, University of Michigan, Young Americans for Liberty 2 Comments
Robby Soave reports: More troubling details have emerged in the case of a libertarian student club’s lawsuit against against the University of Michigan: Not only did UM administrators refuse to give the group funding for an anti-affirmative action event, but they also gave liberal students funding for a pro-affirmative action event just days before.
UM collects mandatory fees from students in order to distribute money to student groups for events and speaker fees–about $300,000 each year. However, administrators claim to have a blanket policy against using the money for political or religious events. On this basis, they denied the Young Americans for Liberty its request for $1,000 to cover the cost of bringing anti-affirmative action activist Jennifer Gratz to campus.
The Daily Caller previously reported on YAL’s lawsuit, which claims that the university provided funds to other political and even religious groups as recently as 2010.
Pro-affirmative Action Side Mocked by Conservative AND Liberal SupremesPosted: October 16, 2013 Filed under: Education, Law & Justice | Tags: Affirmative Action, Antonin Scalia, BAMN, Elena Kagan, Equal Protection Clause, Michigan, Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court 1 Comment
Robby Soave reports: Proponents of race-based admissions had a rough time during oral arguments at the Supreme Court this week, as both the conservative and liberal wings of the court humiliated an attorney for the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action for her faulty reasoning.
Shanta Driver, an attorney for the coalition, got off to a bad start when she said that the purpose of the 14th Amendment was “to protect minority rights against a white majority.”
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia immediately interrupted her.
“My goodness, I thought we’ve — we’ve held that the Fourteenth Amendment protects all races,” he said.
A Devastating Affirmative-Action FailurePosted: August 26, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere | Tags: Academia, Affirmative Action, African American Studies, Berkley, Heather McDonald, Los Angeles Times, Unintended consequences Leave a comment
By Heather Mac Donald
The Los Angeles Times recently published a devastating case study in the malign effects of academic racial preferences. The University of California, Berkeley, followed the diversocrat playbook to the letter in admitting Kashawn Campbell, a South Central Los Angeles high-school senior, in 2012: It disregarded his level of academic preparation, parked him in the black dorm — the “African American Theme Program” — and provided him with a black-studies course.
The results were thoroughly predictable. After his first semester, reports the Times: