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Meet Esmeralda Tovar (a 2014 graduate of the top-notch Milwaukee public school system), another example of a college student of Mexican heritage who is offended — or at least who claims to be offended — by a seemingly trivial example of supposed cultural insensitivity.
At least Gamez bullied her university concerning an event held in public. By contrast, Tovar is now bullying statistics instructors at the University of Wisconsin — Madison over the wording of a single question on her statistics exam, which she took in private!
As summarized in today’s Badger Herald, Tovar was filled with “[s]hock and disgust” when she was asked to do a statistical calculation concerning how high each of ten randomly selected kangaroos could jump. Even though the specifics of where the kangaroos were jumping had absolutely nothing to do with the statistics problem she was being asked to solve, Tovar was paralyzed by the wording of the hypothetical question, which posited that the kangaroos would be jumping over a border fence constructed at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Not to worry, though, for Tovar quickly took action to rectify this outrage. She and two other students (her boyfriend, Alan “Supercrazy” Meza, who “was equally distraught with the question,” and Cesar Andrez Aguilar, who found it “humiliating”) promptly filed “a hate and bias incident report against their statistics professor, citing the reference to the U.S.-Mexican border wall as ‘insensitive’ and ‘inappropriate’ within the context of a statistics exam.”
And it appears these highly sensitive Mexican-American snowflakes will soon see justice. According to the Badger Herald, Chima Satya, the university official in charge of rectifying hate and bias incidents on campus (who “graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz with a degree in Feminist Studies with an emphasis in Social Justice, Law and Politics”), reports that the statistics instructors are all eager to personally apologize to Tovar and the other students who are shocked and disgusted by the question.
So it’s all good.
All three students are studying to be engineers. It will be interesting to see how well these snowflakes do in the real world in handling real-world problems — including the problem of how to successfully seek gainful employment after filing such a foolish hate-and-bias report against university instructors who are guilty, at most, of livening up an otherwise boring statistics exam with a hypothetical drawing on current events.