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College: ‘Harambe’ jokes deemed racist

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Over the Labor Day weekend, Resident Assistants at the University of Massachusetts purportedly released an announcement stating that “crude” references to the deceased gorilla Harambe will be considered racist attacks against African Americans.

The letter warns students to be careful of “what gets written on your whiteboard,” because such comments are “not only derogatory, but also micro-aggressions.”

Jarod Sasdi, the UMass student who posted the announcement to Twitter, jokingly tweeted, “My RA killed Harambe #RIPInPeace.”

In an interview with Campus Reform, Sasdi said he thought the RAs’ announcement was funny, but didn’t think it’d catch on the way it did. – READ MORE

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