OT: Bias Response Teams?

Submitted by Wendyk5 on May 9th, 2018 at 8:38 PM

[REDACTED] is doing a story on Michigan and its Bias Response Teams that claims that students are encouraged to turn in other students who may use politically incorrect or offensive words, and then a Bias Response Team investigates, and if found to be true, some sort of training ensues.  I'm not intending this to be political, so please don't take it that way. I'm just curious if this is accurate. 

[ED-Seth: 

https://deanofstudents.umich.edu/bias-incident-report-log

You can read the log at the link above and determine for yourself what's going on there, and you can Google other universities who've started similar bias reporting systems and the lawsuit Michigan is facing over this. Plenty of articles are already out there from whatever news source or propaganda feeder you report to.

Thread is locked because it has already started a perfect storm of persecution politics. It's left up because it's umich related.]

Comments

Bando Calrissian

May 9th, 2018 at 8:54 PM ^

What am I missing here?

What I see on the Bias Response Team website is a university office devoted to helping people who have been subject to any number of negative issues related to bias, racism, etc.

Michigan has had incidents of racist, white nationalist, and anti-semitic material being posted on campus in past two years. I won't post the pictures, but see:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/racist-alt-right-fliers-at-un… 

This was not an isolated incident, either.

College spaces are diverse spaces with people who very well may need the kind of help this group provides. Leaders and Best means we have a responsibility to one another to provide a university community where everyone is welcomed, heard, and above all, respected. I'll leave it at that. 

panthera leo fututio

May 9th, 2018 at 9:01 PM ^

MGoBlog commentariate: OK everyone, let's try not to get political with this very volatile subject. 

Same MGoBlog commentariate: [5,000 posts about how political correctness is the greatest threat to intellectual freedom since the Enlightenment and is plunging America into an Orwellian nightmare]

elhead

May 9th, 2018 at 9:05 PM ^

The Bias Response Team would intervene in all sorts of things, including no doubt that which Tucker what’s his name believes he is subjected to day in, day out, the little privileged fuck.