As if Penn State could be any less exceptional regarding the trends dragging American college education into the gutter, yesterday the Daily Collegian unabashedly published an outrage piece targeting a student, one Emma Kobin, for saying something that offended people who are perpetually offended by everything.
Titled “Penn State student posts racial slur on social media, community looks to university to take action“, the article is a blatant hit piece on an individual who managed to stir the hornets’ nest of constantly aggrieved simpletons operating under the impression that they are the moral arbiters of society. Especially considering that the individual in question is female, a freshman, and said nothing particularly objectionable, publishing an article that is likely to stay with someone forever accusing them of racism is exceptionally deserving of scorn.
The young woman “posted a photo of her friend with a caption “hey n****belle” on Snapchat.” By the standards of The Current Year, she might as well have donned a white pointy hat and burned a cross on the Old Main lawn.
For some reason, people posting comments on Instagram is enough of a burden of proof for the Collegian’s leftist editors to claim that the “community” is demanding action, while dragging someone’s name through the mud on campus media. If there’s one thing you can count on these people for, it’s never to waste a good opportunity to virtue-signal by attacking people who desecrate the shibboleths of Diversity™.
As if it could get any more ridiculous, the Collegian even includes a whole section quoting wholesale from Penn State’s official Diversity™ boilerplate. The Collegian reports “Steps for such incidents include: assessing and determining the need for emergency services, such as medical or psychological treatment, reporting the incident on the Report Bias website and including specific information such as details regarding the incident.”
Even in the current climate, I can’t imagine someone getting so triggered by this that they need to seek psychological counseling, despite the best efforts of the “cultural” elite to form the new crop of students into fragile, emotional tantrum machines.
Emma Kobin likely does not share our politics or our perspective, nor can I vouch for the personal qualities of a person not known to me, but The State Patriot will always stand with anyone targeted by the mendacity of University officials and media in these kinds of circumstances. Nobody deserves to be made an example of to serve their perverse party line.