Can't believe this happened at IUPUI.
Seriously? Reading a book about defeating the KKK is a racist gesture? Reading the book in public isn't allowed and "can lead to serious consequences?" Here comes thoughtcrime.The Affirmative Action Office has completed its investigation of Ms. [removed]’s allegation that you racially harassed her by repeatedly reading the book, Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan by Todd Tucker in the presence of Black employees. In conducting this investigation, we interviewed you, [removed], and other employees with information relevant to the mailer.
Upon review of this matter, we conclude that your conduct constitutes racial harassment in that you demonstrated disdain and insensitivity to your co-workers who repeatedly requested that you refrain from reading the book which has such an inflammatory and offensive topic in their presence. You contend that you weren’t aware of the offensive nature of the topic and were reading the book about the KKK to better understand discrimination. However you used extremely poor judgment by insisting on openly reading the book related to a historically and racially abhorrent subject in the presence of your Black co-workers.
That's got to be the most ridiculous thing I've read in a long time. Does anyone know this affirmative action officer (read PDF for her name)? Is she on crack?