A leading university has apologized after a reference to “White Christmas” in one of their tweets triggered snowflake outrage from students who felt it was racist to associate white with snow.
The original tweet from University College London was meant to be a friendly piece of advice about SNOW conditions:
Dreaming of a white campus? Our campuses will be open and operating fully today, Monday 11 December, so please make your way in as planned. (We can't guarantee snow but we'll try!) #snowday #londonsnow
— UCL (@ucl) December 11, 2017
But then various race-baiting SJW alumni and students claimed to take offense:
This ignoramus associated it with Hitler.
You know who else dreamt of a white campus? Hitler, that’s who. Disgusting
— Fizzia (@LFizzia) December 13, 2017
“I’m, dreaming of a whiiiiiite campus, white like they were many years agoooooo.
All stu-dents Caucasian, not a campuuuus, heavy-laden, with browns, blacks and other minoritieeeeeeees” pic.twitter.com/Yn53Hvuk7q
— QuianaJ (@quiana_mj) December 12, 2017
Definitely wasn't my dream 4 years ago…😂😂😂
— Councillor Khayer Chowdhury 🇬🇧🏴 (@KhayerChowdhury) December 12, 2017
So, rather than stand up to them, the university caved with a groveling correction:
We chose our words very poorly yesterday when thinking of this song: https://t.co/G5ZthTn8NT We’re sorry and we’ll choose our words more carefully in the future.
— UCL (@ucl) December 12, 2017
While the university felt compelled to apologize for snow being WHITE and it being Christmas, many were outraged by the schools apology and at those who made it racist.
Kind of ridiculous when you cave in with an apology for describing the color of snow & a Christmas song! Hello, white is a color for more than just a body of people! When you scream racism for EVERY single thing, it starts to lose its real meaning. #GrowUp
— Lisa (@flyhightiff) December 14, 2017
Unbelievable-then the term used for striking oil, 'black gold' is racist too-I will NEVER succumb to this load of crap these radical leftist PC police want to institute. We must fight and deliberately and constantly use the terms as they are what is honest and true-WHITE SNOW !!
— Rosheen Amend (@rosheenamend) December 14, 2017
To validate such nonsense with an apology does far more harm to society, not to mention the harm it does to the reputation of UCL, than any imaginary harm attributed to your tweet.
People of ALL colors dream of a white christmas—not this Orwellian nightmare you are conjuring!
— GRÜV-IN (@GRUV_in) December 14, 2017
— christopher erny (@cterny_) December 14, 2017
UCL is currently ranked 16th best university in the world (just above Duke University and University of California, Berkeley) and doing a superb job of catering to the whimpering of Snowflakes who will no doubt have a difficult making it in the real world where there are no PC safe spaces.