My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Exploiting political correctness...

Shades of Tawna's a black student who sent threatening e-mail to racially-mixed couples in order to prove to her parents that the University was unsafe.
A student at Trinity International University was charged with disorderly conduct and committing a hate crime on Tuesday for allegedly sending racially inflammatory letters to classmates in an attempt to convince her mother to let her withdraw from school.

The letters from 19-year-old African-American student Alicia Hardin resulted in officials evacuating 43 minority students from the Deerfield, Illinois school last Thursday as a precaution (see "Minority Students Evacuated From University In Wake Of Threats").

Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Matthew Chancey told the Chicago Tribune that Hardin sent the notes because she was unhappy at the school and wanted to transfer to Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. "By writing these notes, we believe she wanted to have her mother believe (Trinity) was an unsafe environment," Chancey told the paper.
This played right into the hands of people who truly believe that Universities are unsafe (which they are not). Of course, Universities aren't really that safe for ideas.