It only gets worse from there. Read it all.
Students accused me of being a racist and an ignoramus because no one they knew had ever objected to the houses. One black girl asked me to be her "Facebook friend," suggesting I didn't have any minority friends or else I wouldn't have written the article. Most students did not respond to my arguments, opting to personally slander me. One boy called me a racist and then told me that he was "greatly offended by the white perspective that [I] hold." Many minorities actually belittled me for suggesting that the school should evaluate them on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. I wonder if I had quoted Martin Luther King's speech verbatim if they still would have accused me of having a racist, "white perspective."
A few students complained that I used the word "black" in lieu of "African-American." But they didn't have a problem with my using "white" instead of "Caucasian."
It's simultaneously funny and sad to see the next generation play the game of rational thought and fail at it so thoroughly and do it at precisely the time in their lives when they should be leaving adolescent stupidity behind. The lesson these students will take away from their college years is that once they feel they have their mind made up, they'll know the steps necessary to stifle any opposition to their views and employ the tolls of authority to do so.
So much for all that "open you mind" jive the promise in the course catalogs.