One thing we’ve noticed about social justice warriors is that they have absolutely no sense of humor – about themselves, about the topics they care about, or about anything else, really. They are angry drones, constantly flitting from one outrage to the next with little to no self-awareness. That’s why we’re sure that none of them can laugh – or even chuckle – at their latest successful crusade: To get a racist boulder removed from the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
But hey, just because they can’t laugh at themselves doesn’t mean that WE can’t!
UW-Madison is moving forward on a plan to remove a boulder from Observatory Hill after calls from students of color who see the rock as a painful reminder of the history of racism on campus.
The 70-ton boulder is officially known as Chamberlin Rock in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president. But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “niggerhead,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.
The Campus Planning Committee unanimously voted last week to recommend to Chancellor Rebecca Blank that the boulder be removed from Observatory Hill. Blank has previously indicated she supports the rock’s removal, though a timeline for removal has not been established.
Have we reached the peak? Is this the top of the line for idiotic SJW, Black Lives Matter absurdity? Or do we need to climb higher? We figure that once we’re at the point of removing an inanimate boulder because it was called something that sounds like a racial slur ONE TIME in 1925, it’s hard to really get any more ridiculous.
Then again, it seems we’re constantly revising that claim.
“This is a huge accomplishment for us,” said Nalah McWhorter of the Wisconsin Black Student Union. “We won’t have that constant reminder, that symbol that we don’t belong here.”
Yes. Much progress. Bigly justice.
McWhorter said her union will next be focused on putting some sort of black-inspired art in the space where the boulder used to be.
“So it becomes a way to celebrate instead of having it as an empty space reminding us of what it once was,” she said.
We certainly hope no one EVER uses a racial slur to describe that art or we guess they’ll have to take that down as well…