To say I was irritated by this incident is an understatement. At 7am on Tuesday a 19 year old white female U of MN student said she had overheard ‘3 Somalis discussing bombs’ prompting a lock down and evacuation of two buildings. After further investigation her story was found to be false. Her reason for calling in the bomb threat? She wanted to avoid two classes!!!! Am I the only one who’s going what the heck????? Why didn’t she just cut class instead of going through all the trouble. Great, another Ashley Todd. According to the story in the MN Daily, she ‘may’ be charged and ‘could’ face discipline from the U. In the same article U spokesman, Dan Wolter, calls her use of a racial description ‘unfortunate’. I may be wrong, but while I was at the U I was under the impression that they had a zero tolerance policy towards such stupidity. Perhaps the US board of education should introduce a mandatory Stereotyping 101 class somewhere in the education curriculum to deal with this still prevalent problem of racial prejudice.
Here are links to the story as reported in various news outlets;