The president of Lipscomb University issued a public apology after an untold number of black students were offended by a dinner table centerpiece made from stalks of cotton. Yes, good readers – a group of college students was triggered by the fabric of our lives. Randy Lowry, president of the Christian university based in Nashville, had invited black students to his home for dinner last week. One student who attended the gathering posted a diatribe on Instagram – along with a photo of the “offensive” centerpiece. “We were very offended,” the student wrote. “My friend … asked why there was cotton on the table as the centerpiece. His response was that he didn’t know, he seen it before we did, he kind of thought it was ‘fallish’, THEN he said, “it ISNT INHERENTLY BAD IF WERE ALL WEARING IT.” The students were also angered by the home-cooked meal they were served. “The meals that were provided resembled many ‘black meals’ they had mac n cheese, collard greens, corn bread, etc.,” the student wrote. President Lowry posted an apology on the university’s Facebook page. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” he wrote. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” Now, just wait one cotton-picking minute. The university president graciously invited students to his home, had a home-cooked meal prepared in their honor and lavished them with Southern hospitality. Instead of a cordial, ‘thank you,’ the students pitched a public hissy fit. What a bunch of ingrates. And since cotton causes them such grave offense, I have to assume that most of them were wearing polyester to the dinner party. Lipscomb University is doing a grave disservice by apologizing to a bunch of young people feigning to be victims of Lord knows what. By the way, what’s wrong with collard greens and cornbread and macaroni and cheese? Back home in Deep South we don’t call that “black meals” or “white meals.” We just call that good eatin’.
Exactly!! And well said, Todd. Thanks to culture warrior Todd Starnes for bringing this eye-rolling story to our attention. Shame on this university president for catering to these self-righteous, ungrateful, spoiled brat, hypocrites. Instead, he should have kicked them the hell out of his house, and then when they made that nauseating post on FB, he should have countered with a couple photos of these punks…wearing cotton shirts, pants and so on. As a society, we need to fight back against this political correctness, and those just looking for an excuse to be victimized… instead of cowering like this Lipscomb Univ. president did.