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Political Correctness Vs. Freedom Of Thought – The Keith John Sampson Story
For those of you that follow these things, you might remember the story of Keith John Sampson, the college student who was branded a racist by the PC police on his campus, for doing nothing more than silently reading a book on his work break.
Keith’s African American co-workers filed racial harassment charges against him after they saw him reading a book entitled “Notre Dame vs. The Klan”. It seems that they felt the images of the Klan on the cover of the book were racist, and that Keith was harassing them by reading the book in their presence.
Despite the fact that the book was an anti-Klan book (not that it should matter) IUPUI found him guilty of racial harassment, and instructed him not to read the offending book again!
A finding of racial harassment is no small matter. Once that is in a student-employee’s permanent record, it can follow them around forever. Even though Keith was completely exonerated of any wrong doing and the university apologized to him, that is small consolation considering a Google search of his name immediately returns links to this whole sordid mess. Certainly more than one of Keith’s future employers might take the time to perform a Google search. That should make for some interesting job interviews.
Over the last several months, I was lucky enough to meet with many of the main characters of this scholastic melodrama, and this video is the result of our conversations. Hopefully in some small way, this video will help repair the damage IUPUI has done to Keith John Sampson’s reputation, as well as raise awareness of this all too common phenomenon being reported on college campuses nation wide.
Thank you to the many bloggers who have linked here and/or embedded the video on their websites, giving Keith’s story a very large audience. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. There are too many to name, but I would like to mention a few specifically that have been especially generous with their pixels, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, and Gateway Pundit. You continue to be my new media heroes and I am proud to play on the same playground where your sandbox resides.
Also, I want to thank the people who have written to make me aware of a typo in the video. I will fix it as soon as possible. That would be the blogosphere’s layers of fact checking in action.