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Keith Sampson, a university employee and student, has been charged with racial harassment for reading a book called “Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan” during his work breaks. Apparently, the mere presence of the word Ku Klux Klan offended a co-worker, despite the fact that the book is in fact about opposition to the Klan. The school’s Affirmative Action Office agreed. In a letter to Sampson, they accused him of “disdain and insensitivity” and ordered him to stop reading that book in the presence of co-workers.

Sigh… 

Update: The affirmative action office has (following the uproar?) issued a new letter to Sampson, effectively canceling its previous order and making a complete retreat from its earlier position.  

Further Update.

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Also read:
Don’t Glock in school.
Did you use the word?

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