For those not familiar with this shameful saga, go here.
There is now a follow-up to that story. The affirmative action nazis who operate with near-impunity on America's campuses seem to have lost this bout. The "punished" janitor has the final word:
It's mind-boggling that the charge was leveled in the first place. But college campuses are not of this world, as we've all come to learn in recent years. So this overpaid policewoman - truly a fascist in the classic sense of the word - probably feels justified to this day in her actions. In her twisted mind: Klan Bad → → → → Reading Klan Book Bad.
My 'Racial Harassment' Nightmare
By Keith John Sampson, writing in the New York Post
In November, I was found guilty of "racial harassment" for reading a public-library book on a university campus.
The book was Todd Tucker's "Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan"; I was reading it on break from my campus job as a janitor. The same book is in the university library.
read the historic encounter and imagined myself with these brave Irish Catholics, as they street-fought the Klan. (I'm part-Irish, and was raised Catholic.)
But that didn't stop the Affirmative Action Office of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from branding me as a detestable Klansman.
They didn't want to hear the truth. The office ruled that my "repeatedly reading the book . . . constitutes racial harassment in that you demonstrated disdain and insensitivity to your co-workers."
[The] $106,000-a-year affirmative-action officer who declared me guilty of "racial harassment" never spoke to me or examined the book. My own union - the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - sent an obtuse shop steward to stifle my freedom to read. He told me, "You could be fired," that reading the book was "like bringing pornography to work."
After months of stonewalling, the university withdrew the charge, thanks to pressure from the press, the American Civil Liberties Union and a group called the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE. (link)
I once again think it appropriate that we shut down the public higher education system in this country and start from scratch.