So at Hamline University – my bad neighbor in the Midway – here’s how the hierarchy of un-PC offenses breaks out.
Commit a gratuitously racist act?…
Hamline University has suspended six players from its football team for donning blackface and body paint to dress up as African tribesmen for an off-campus Halloween party, an incident that has sparked a discussion about racial sensitivity at the St. Paul liberal arts college.
…get a slap on the wrist:
The six have not been suspended from school but will not be able to play for the rest of the football season.
But exercise your first amendment right to free speech in defense of your second-amendment right to self-defense?
[Troy] Scheffler received a letter informing him he’d been placed on interim suspension. To be considered for readmittance, he’d have to pay for a psychological evaluation and undergo any treatment deemed necessary, then meet with the dean of students, who would ultimately decide whether Scheffler was fit to return to the university.
So, kids – the lesson is this; be a racist all you want, but for goodness’ sake, don’t talk about killing homocidal psychopaths – at least, not in self-defense.
I’m worried that Hamline’s administration isn’t stable enough to trust around kids.