gratitude-a-thon day 1050: crimson crushes it

Harvard has rescinded their offer to 10 freshman who made racist and sexually explicit posts on Facebook. Way to go big maroon H.

From the Harvard Crimson:

“A handful of admitted students formed the messaging group—titled, at one point, “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens”—on Facebook in late December, according to two incoming freshmen.

In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.”

These students, while academically intelligent enough to make the grade at Harvard, were not socially intelligent enough to become part of any college’s freshmen class. However, I wonder if this kind of thing will happen even more since our president “grabs ’em by the pussy,” and has essentially insulted every ethnicity there is. In fact, here is a roundup the New York Times did of 332 people places and things he has insulted on Twitter. How do you raise a generation of kids to be moral and ethical when Donald Trump has gone unpunished for his racist, sexist, downright rude public rants, and in fact, seems to have been rewarded for this behavior with his election to the highest political office in the land.

Grateful that someone is holding the line on what’s acceptable behavior.



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