United States / 09-02-2017

College Republicans at Central Michigan U. apologize for antisemitic valentine

Source: chronicle


The College Republicans at Central Michigan University have apologized after an offensive Valentine’s Day card, featuring a picture of Adolf Hitler and the words “my love 4 u burns like 6,000 jews”, was handed out at a party hosted by the student group.

 

In an apology on Wednesday, the College Republicans said that the “very inappropriate card” had been placed in a gift bag for students attending the party “without other members’ knowledge.” The apology said that, “as an organization,” the College Republicans had not distributed the valentine, but the statement implied that one of the event attendees did.

 

Central Michigan University on Thursday issued a statement that said in part: “Such hurtful, offensive language, while protected by the First Amendment, is unacceptable and is not consistent with our values and standards.”