They’re at it again. That’s right the perpetually offended and long suffering students at Americas finer institutes of higher learning keep getting slammed with racial degradation.

Two recent cases come to mind. The first takes place at Vanderbilt. Seems a BLIND student was at the black cultural center studying for a class when her seeing eye dog had to taken care of business. She led the dog outside and put the doggie doo in a baggie, as she normally does. Not being familiar with the area and unable to find a trash can she left the baggie and it’s contents on the steps.

The offended crowd immediately took umbrage and proclaimed this action to be a deliberate hate crime. An act designed to harass and intimidate black students and get their panties in a wad.

Upon finding the truth the black student leaders apologized.

The second calamity comes to us from Michigan Tech where a black student made death threats to all black students. The threat was made on a dubious site called yik-yak.

The school took the necessary precautions, as it should, and classes canceled for a day. Upon finding out the rapscallion doing the deed was a black student all the information published via news outlets made an effort to not reveal the students race.

These things are really getting out of hand. The bogus threats. The need for black students to have a “safe space’ where they can decompress blah, blah.

Maybe before everybody goes ballistic on these silly things they should try to check out the activity to determine what really happened. No, that’s probably too much to ask of these folks. After all they are in college.

In the immortal words of that great American, Rodney King…”Can’t we all just get along.”

About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit
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