Friday, August 19, 2016

Canadian Comedian fined and College "Privilege Board" at Appalachian State

Canadian comedian Mike Ward was fined a whopping $42,000 by Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal for jokes he made about a disabled boy.


Appalachian State University students must walk past a “privilege board” denouncing their white, male, able-bodied, Christian, or cisgender privilege any time they enter the Student Union. 
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The bulletin board is located in Plemmons Student Union (PSU), which the school calls “the centerpiece of the Appalachian campus,” and was apparently put up by a student group last semester, but has been allowed to remain in place to date.

15 comments:

William said...

Who among us doesn't like to laugh at disabled children. The mother of that boy must have been on the rag...........Your chances of being ridiculed or harassed increase astronomically when you're a member of a minority. That's why it's important to keep importing non white immigrants. America will become a better country when white people become a minority and get screwed over.

Rabel said...

Dear readers,

Please be informed that in Canada making a joke about Lem's spelling is a hate crime. You have been warned.

Leland said...

See, Canadians aren't communists, the comedian was only fined, not sent to a labor camp!

bagoh20 said...

Disabled children are the only ones who should be bitching about someone's privilege, and then only the ones living in Somalia.

Lem said...

Ja ja.

Lem said...

Thanks Rabel. It's a big turnoff to people. I gotta check everything.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

The punishment is the process (although a $40K fine does sting).

Rabel said...

Just out of curiosity, does blogger have spellcheck for original posts as it does for comments?

Google says that it does.

Long ago, in a comment criticizing someone for grammar smack, I misspelled grammar. I still occasionally wake up in a cold sweat from the ensuing nightmares.

Rabel said...

There's something terribly wrong about criticizing white privilege at Appalachian State University.

Amartel said...

Make America a better country: Import militant bigots and selectively punish wrongspeech.
Yeah, that'll do the trick.

Lem said...

Ravel I'm using the new Windows browser edge. It might have something to do with that.

Lem said...

Everybody should click on the link Rabel just put up. LOL

The answer to your question is... that's how intimidation, if not pushed back, leads to bullying. I guess.

bagoh20 said...

"I dn't know they was being eaten up by bees. I thought they was just high."

It does reduce pain, so maybe they was expecting bees.

ampersand said...

So who's hurt more and get's the money, the kid or the state?

AJ Lynch said...

LMAO.

Everyone should Do what Lem said and watch the Appalachian link from Rabel!