While you were watching the first real weekend of football and smashing cans of Natural Light against your head over the long weekend, a couple of RAs at the University of Massachusetts announced that any “crude” references toward everyone’s favorite deceased gorilla will no longer be tolerated, because they’re “micro-aggressions to some UMass students” and could prompt a Title IX investigation.
According to these buzzkill RAs, UMass is a school that offers “DRCs,” which stands for defined residential communities. In other words, they offer segregated, monochromatic floors for minority students to live on so they can be away from any people of privilege (POP). One of such communities is actually called Harambe, which is Swahili for “the point at which we pull together.” The Harambe community is a floor for African-American students that focuses on celebrating African heritage. Anyone else see the irony in naming a segregated living community after a word that means “to pull together?”
UMass student Jarod Sasdi took to Twitter to share the inane bulletin from his RAs.