How would jokes about Harambe fighting Cecil the Lion in heaven offend black students? According to the resident advisers at UMass–Amherst, because Harambe the gorilla shares a name with the Harambee African Heritage Student Community, all jokes regarding Harambe the gorilla must be banned — which is somewhat like saying that all jokes about Anthony Weiner must be banned at the University of Maryland in order to avoid offending the students at the Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Application. Here are the RAs: “Any negative remarks regarding ‘Harambe’ will be seen as a direct attack to our campus’s African American community.”Real fun place.
Which is absurd. Everyone loves Harambe.
How, then, would Harambe jokes offend female students? The more immature Harambe memesters have utilized the phrase “d***s out for Harambe,” a bizarrely silly bit of blue hilarity that calls on Americans to signal their support for Harambe by exposing their genitals. Here are the RAs again: “using . . . . phrases/hashtags which encourage the exposition of body parts runs the risk of being reported as a Title IX incident.” First off, nobody should worry too deeply about the “exposition” of body parts — presumably “exposure” would be more problematic. But more than that, anyone who thinks that “d***s out for Harambe” creates a rape culture in violation of federal law needs his or her head examined.
Brandon Morse at RedState on the overt racism against white people at Pomona College:
I wonder if Bookworm is having any buyer's remorse over sending her young 'un to an OELAC (Obscenely Expensive Liberal Arts College). It hasn't taken a week for the tabula rasa to absorb the poison being dispensed there:
She's trying to counter the effects by sending her daughter videos by the likes of Bill Whittle and Prager University. Thanksgiving at the Bookworm household will likely either be a scene of tearful embraces for the student who has come to her senses, or a war zone.