If I told you that two white college dorm RAs had compared black people to gorillas, what would you think of them? What if I told you they are Social Justice Warriors? It’s all too true, reports Robby Soave at Reason. Excerpt:
Poor Harambe. The gorilla murdered at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child wandered into its enclosure has now essentially suffered a second, equally odious death: this time at the hands of humorless University of Massachusetts residential advisors who told students to stop making Harambe jokes.
These jokes “are not only derogatory but also micro-aggressions,” two RAs wrote in a letter to the UMass-Amherst students who live on their floor. Failure to desist could even be a violation of Title IX, they suggested.
You might not have known this, but Harambe jokes are a thing. A very funny thing, if you ask me. They’re not actually making fun of the dead gorilla, but of the clutch-the-pearls reverence some people had for him. It’s a South Park-y way of mocking pop-culture sanctimony.
Naturally, SJWs in the Puritan State are going to find some way to racialize Harambe jokes and censor them. What does Title IX have to do with it? Well, take a look at this, but one word used is NSFW. Because I am immature and a huge fan of the Jackass movies, I think this is hilarious. But even if I didn’t think Harambe jokes, especially those involving todgers, were funny, I would feel honor-bound to laugh at them just to tick off Ryan and Colleen, the uptight RAs. Take a look at the letter they sent out, photographed by a student:
— Jarod Sasdi (@JarodSasdi13) September 5, 2016
Clearly Dean Wormer and Greg Marmalard (NSFW: language) have found worthy successors in Ryan and Colleen. Men of UMass, you know what you must do now.