By Greg Piper at The College Fix
Another university president seems to be laying the groundwork for punishing a fraternity member for what he said.
The University of Maryland is reeling from an “offensive email” sent more than a year ago by a Kappa Sigma member but only forwarded to the administration on Tuesday, no doubt for maximum impact, The Diamondback reports:
The fraternity member allegedly wrote the email during last year’s spring rush period, addressing Kappa Sigma members and telling them — through the use of various racial slurs — to avoid inviting black, Indian and Asian women to their rush parties.
The student also alluded to sexual assault, writing “f— consent.” …
After learning of the email, the fraternity immediately suspended the member, who subsequently submitted a letter of resignation, according to a statement released this morning by the national Kappa Sigma chapter in response to the email.
Elite Daily has a screenshot of the email, including the sender’s name, “AJ Hurwitz.” It’s a piece of work.
President Wallace Loh wrote in a statement yesterday that the school “immediately met with the individual involved” when it learned of the email, “and a University investigation is currently underway, led by the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct.”
Loh conducted a Twitter chat this afternoon in response to the uproar – you can see some of the questions (and many more pitchforks-in-the-air statements) using the hashtag #LohChat – and said some troubling things himself.
It starts promising…
Then goes downhill.
Loh then pulls out this tired trope…
Which provokes a useful rejoinder from Ari Cohn at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: