Harvard University’s prestige will soon be only a matter of coasting on past excellence. The Affirmative Action mentality that dominates the Ivy League is turning it into a lame joke:
Mock notices from a purported “Harvard Special Investigations Unit” warning students that a resident of their dorm “has been detained indefinitely” sparked outrage from several students, who called the false flyers disturbing, and prompted the involved students [sic] groups to apologize.
Formally cosigned by Harvard Concilio Latino, the Harvard Islamic Society, and the Harvard Black Students Association and orchestrated by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee, the flyer posed as a notice informing students about an ongoing investigation in the recipient’s dormitory.
“We regret to inform you that a resident of this dorm has been detained indefinitely due to suspicious actions, suspected violent inclinations, or suspicion of being a deportable alien (i.e. questionable residency status),” the flyers read.
On the back side of the notice is an admission that it is fake:
This is not a real notice. However, we hope that the unsettling nature of this notice allows Harvard community members to reflect on the reality of people who face these kinds of unwarranted disruptions of life in unexplained suspicious circumstances before a state power that can hold “suspects” indefinitely.
If this is “reality,” why do they have to resort to hoaxing?
This isn’t a first for the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee:
In 2013, the group faced backlash after using mock eviction notices to publicize that year’s Harvard Israel Apartheid week.
At least this stratospherically expensive and massively publicly subsidized private school is teaching its students a valuable lesson — namely, never to take the shrill claims of crybullies at face value. However, they could have learned that for free by visiting the Hate Hoax List.
On tips from J and rpp618. Hat tip: College Fix.