A Minnesota college student apparently didnâ€™t get the memo that cultural appropriation is totally the newest sin that social justice warriors are up in arms about when he wore a Chicago Blackhawks sweatshirt to class â€“ a move that his Native American professor found unacceptable.
The kerfuffle went down at Bethel University, when student Cody Albrecht donned the offending piece of sporting memorabilia to his â€śSocial Perspectives, Human Worth and Social Actionsâ€ť course, which had just finished showing a documentary called â€śDakota 38â€ť about Native American who were hanged in a grisly mass execution.
When Albrecht realized that his sweatshirt was causing his professor to feel the pain of a microaggression, he offered to turn in the shirt inside out to appease his grade-giver. But that simply wasnâ€™t enough.
â€śSo your college professor is a Native American. A Native American who has spoken multiple times about the offensiveness of Indian Mascots. Yet you come to class with an Indian mascot sprawled across your shirtâ€¦ Bold move sir,â€ť professor James Jacobs moaned in a now-deleted Facebook post.
In a follow-up post, Jacobs characterized the incident as a â€ślearning opportunityâ€ť because he was able to reeducate Albrecth about â€śwhy those images are offensive and hurtful.â€ť
â€śSince that time the student has made a public apology in class and expressed what they learned from this process,â€ť the professor noted. â€śWhen the student made the apology other students, not in the class, were now aware of the students [sic] identity,â€ť the professor wrote.
Essentially, Jacobsâ€™ triggering at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks jersey has caused Bethel Universityâ€™s SJW population to lash out against Albrecht, and now the educator is trying to curb his erstwhile attack dogs since he believes the student has been properly cleared of wrongthink.