Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A university that don't know much 'bout history

A university employee, during break-time, reads a book about the KKK in which that racist organization is defeated and humiliated--and gets in trouble:

"Sampson's troubles began last year when a co-worker complained after seeing him reading a book titled "Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan." Sampson, a 58-year-old white janitor and student majoring in communication studies, said he tried to explain that the book was a historical account written by a Notre Dame graduate. "I have an interest in American history," Sampson said. "I was trying to educate myself." But Sampson says his union official likened the book to bringing pornography to work, and the school's affirmative action officer in November told Sampson his conduct constituted racial harassment. "You used extremely poor judgment by insisting on openly reading the book related to a historically and racially abhorrent subject in the presence of your black co-workers," Lillian Charleston wrote in a letter to Sampson."

Wow. The liberal mind at work.
Read the whole thing--the school has finally, finally apologized to this man.