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University bans dorm room whiteboards to stop hurtful words

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posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 02:53 PM
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White boards are a no no. Michigan State is the latest in a line of Universities making odd decisions. This one is banning all white boards outside of dorms hung on doors to stop students from writing mean and racial slurs.


Many students criticize decision as overbearing, unnecessary

Students at Michigan State University soon will not be permitted to hang whiteboards on the outside of their dorm room doors.

The new policy, effective Fall 2017, was created in an attempt to eliminate opportunities for students to write mean words and racial slurs, according to a campus official.
www.thecollegefix.com...

The bad being done with the boards (writing bad & mean words) out weigh the good said Kat Cooper University res communication services via an email. There was no individual incident, just all the racial and sexual comments-of course pull the white boards down- FINALLY.


Their utility as a communication tool no longer outweighed the attractive nuisance that they are,” Kat Cooper, director of university residential services communications, told The College Fix via email.

In a statement to The Detroit News, Cooper added: “In any given month, there are several incidents like this [hurtful words]. There was no one incident that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Sometimes these things are racial, sometimes they’re sexual in nature. There are all sorts of things that happen.”




posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:03 PM
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harden up ya moisties



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

White boards are a privilege, not a right! This is why they can't have nice things!



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

What about blackboards?

Remember those?



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:08 PM
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So these mean racist people would never resort to writing anything on a wall, or door, because that would just be so wrong 🙄



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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Here soon they will have to ban cell phones, so people can't text hurtful things back and forth. Slippery slope...where does it end?



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic


What is this mean and slurs the University is speaking of? It doesn't happen in the real world.

So they are preparing these strong cell phone addicts to be able to weather the storms of idiot racist and sexist a-holes.

But life in a very expensive university is perfect-right?



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Uniforms and drugs to remove any feelings and all differences.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: seasonal

What about blackboards?

Remember those?


Lol

Then they would complain about white chalk writing all over them in a smug and superior fashion.

The real world is going to roll these kids
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posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

That's true, and of course there could just be a tablet of paper sticky taped to the door.

I'm sure the college has thought of everything.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

If the doors aren't a dark color, the dry erase markers will write on them just fine too.

I hope Michigan State has a lot of paint to cover profanity written is sharpie marker on doors.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: snowspirit
So these mean racist people would never resort to writing anything on a wall, or door, because that would just be so wrong 🙄


Sounds like a direct parallel to the anti gun argument.

The presence of a gun creates a murderer.

The presence of a whiteboard creates a racist.

Thankfully, in the absence of these horrible inanimate objects, there will be no more murderers or racists.

Extra credit:

Short skirts create rapists.
edit on 22-2-2017 by MisterSpock because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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It's Michigan State for gosh sakes. One of the final questions answers for English Lit is " Do you want fries with that?"




posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Oh it's about to get PC up in here real quick!

I demand that black boards and sticky pads of every color be prohibited, as well as white notebook paper, ink pens of any color, pencils made from charcoal, and finally all consumer products made of plastic.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: mikell

Nice, don't forget to mail in your monthly payment for your "school" loan.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

Words can be used to form mean and racial statements-I suggest (mandatory) gag balls all around.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Spoons made me fat...



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: seasonal

What about blackboards?

Remember those?


Blackboard Lives Matter!



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I'm surprised that the term "white board" is not also cited as being racist concerning their decision.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: seasonal

What about blackboards?

Remember those?


Well then you are racist for writing on it with WHITE chalk..



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