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“Good Lord” this must be a Thanksgiving Day prank, however it isn't! It seems that the cupcake generation, those young folks attending universities need to be protected at seeing objectionable images, however not the kind that you would think of  as being objectionable, perhaps seeing young Christians being beheaded, or the recent carnage in Paris!

I’m afraid not, this generation of  protective “bubble-wrapped” students in Massachusetts were actually traumatized by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop, however to make the matter even  more bizarre the Framingham State University offered counseling services to the “traumatized students”.

The offer came after the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.”

Huddleston said the flag and other symbols “are not condoned by Framingham State University, stating; “Many see the Confederate flag as an inflammatory symbol of oppression and constant reminder of a dark period in the history of the United States in which slavery was a legal,” Huddleston continued, while “Others may simply view this flag as a symbol of shared southern heritage and in memory of the Civil War.”

According to Metrowest Daily News, students filed two “bias reports” within the past month as a result of a student displaying the flag in some way.

The most recent bias incident reported on November 19, was a report of a student having seen a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop.

Huddleston  further described “bias incidents” as “situations that may not rise to the level of a criminal act, but still clearly communicate offensive or derogatory behaviors.”

What seems apparent is that universities are fast becoming places of social and intellectual intolerance, where speaking your mind is now directed to places called “free speech zones” and where critical thinking is now reserved strictly within you thoughts, for fear of being branded.

Source: Breitbart, Gatepost

 

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