Tuesday, 9 April 2019

College student allegedly reported roommate to school's 'bias' website — for watching Ben Shapiro video

It has come to this.
Seems a Michigan State University student emerged from his nap last September to his roommate sitting at a desk and watching a video — of none other than conservative commentator and Daily Wire editor in chief Ben Shapiro, the College Fix said.
Turns out it was a woke moment in more ways than one.
Our heretofore slumbering seeker of knowledge apparently wasn't pleased that his personal space was subjected to the strains of Shapiro — who is regularly protested when he speaks at campuses across America — and he actually filed a complaint in the MSU bias reporting system against his roommate for watching the Shapiro video, the outlet said.

What did the complaining student say?

"Ben Shapiro is known for his inflammatory speech that criticizes and attacks the African American community," the student wrote in his report against his roommate, the College Fix said. "I thought hate had no place on MSU's campus yet MSU has roomed me with someone who supports hate speach [sic]."

How did MSU respond to the complaint?
The outlet said MSU got an investigator to look into the complaint and to get the ball rolling on a "room change if the claimant would like one."

What else?

The College Fix said the latter bias report was one of 35 filed with MSU's "Public Incident" website last fall. The outlet added that it obtained the reports through a public records act request, although all personal identifying information was redacted on the provided reports.
More from the outlet:
Through the bias reporting system, the administration allows anonymous students and faculty to report incidents, no matter how private, to the university for investigation and adjudication.

The 114 pages of documents provided to The College Fix shows a campus where minor sleights, overheard conversations and editorial cartoons become fodder for students and faculty to report one another.
Michigan State spokesperson Heather Young told the College Fix that while the school has no mandatory bias reporting requirement, employees who work in residence halls are required to report bias incidents. Young forwarded the outlet a document defining "bias" as "verbal or nonverbal conduct that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, discriminatory, or hostile and is based on a category protected under the MSU Anti-Discrimination Policy."

This writer's perspective

First of all: The video-watching roommate "supports hate speach"? Really? "Speach"? That's what years of droning video games and lockstep leftism on the brain apparently looks like.
Secondly, it's a good thing the roommate of the easily offended MSU student wasn't looking at the new "Ben Shapirbro" video — he might've gotten expelled for having a sense of humor:

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