Wichita State Fraternity Gets Suspended Over Banner Placement and Betsy DeVos?
Ah, the fall. There's a crisp in the air. We pumpkin spice things that should never be pumpkin spiced. And frat boys recruit for a new year of micro-aggressions and whatever other new buzzwords the left comes up with.
Like in Witchita State, where two bros got suspended for hanging a banner saying "New Members, Free House Tours" that some said was sexually harassing with no other explanation given. That wasn't good enough for those meddling kids at the College Fix, who got this email response from Teri Hall, vice president for student affairs:
The reason that it was “inappropriate” was because it was hung on the side of the house facing sorority recruitment, implying that women participating in recruitment should come to their house.
I mean, was it crass? Possibly. I'm sure there was hope for some boobage there and they should have been asked to take it down. But launching an investigation? That's seems a bit much.
Unless, mayhaps, there was another reason.
Hall said while the banner was “absolutely inappropriate,” the timing escalated the incident, both with recruitment beginning and with the apparent rollback of Title IX by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
“I think we’re all a little more sensitive because of the statements Betsy DeVos made (Thursday),” Hall said.
For those who need to be caught up, please see Good Riddance: Betsy DeVos Tossing Out Obama Campus Rape Policies and Betsy Devos Set to Return Due Process in Campus Accusations. Long story short, Betsy DeVos has this radical idea that if you're accused of a crime, there should be due process and that you're innocent until proven guilty.
Wichita State responds by...investigating two students for hanging a banner.
I'd suggest that people need to "simmer down" a spell, but we're long past such reasonable statements. This is the new norm: getting offended and launching an investigation over banner placement. Then blaming someone else for being sensitive. I can't even.