On Tuesday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that a student at Bowling Green State University confused covered lab equipment for a KKK rally and promptly reported it to school authorities.
According to the Free Beacon:
The student was walking through campus and saw what looked like a white sheet through a window. She quickly took video footage and sounded the alarm on Twitter, messaging the university president about the issue.
The school responded, telling the student that what she thought was a KKK rally was just covered lab equipment:
— Mary Ellen Mazey (@PresidentMazey) January 23, 2017
The student responded, but remained convinced the KKK exists at the school:
Thnk u so much for clarifying what this was! even tho the hate group still exists in BG I'm glad this WASN'T what I thought!
— A. 💁🏾 (@autumpatrice) January 23, 2017
Naturally, the initial tweet provoked a great deal of mockery on social media:
My god. That awful microscope, harassing poor young women of color.
— Mr. Sticks (@mr_sticks115) January 25, 2017
Amazing, that projector probably voted for trump too
— Will Hunting (@_RonnieBass) January 23, 2017
— Jeff Larson (@jeffistweeting) January 24, 2017
The Free Beacon added:
The KKK is estimated to currently have around 5,000 to 8,000 members, split between dozens of organizations that use the Klan name throughout the United States. It is unclear how many hold rallies in university laboratories.
Writing at the National Review, Jim Geraghty noted:
We all make mistakes, and we all have false alarms. But how likely is it that in 2017, a Klan member could walk into or work in a university building, in full Klan hood and sheets, and not be noticed? How likely is it that no one would react, or object, or cause a scene?
We live in a flawed country and a flawed world, and racism exists. But a little common sense is in order. The average white person sitting next to you on the bus is extremely unlikely to be a Klan member, or a white supremacist, or a Klan sympathizer.
Sadly, common sense isn’t so common anymore…
- Message telling liberal students to ‘suck it up’ investigated as ‘hate crime’
- ‘Hamilton’ actor who lectured Pence under fire for racist, sexist tweets
- College Stops Flying American Flag Entirely
- Michigan Democrat caught as alleged racist, sexist recordings are aired
- Washington Post: Even American food is RACIST
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