Student Apologizes For Wearing Chicago Blackhawks Sweatshirt After Public Shaming By Professor

Chris Menahan
May. 16, 2017

A college professor at Bethel University publicly shamed one of his students online for the microaggression of wearing a Chicago Blackhawks sweatshirt to class.

The student was made to apologize before his entire class.

From The College Fix:
A Bethel University student recently issued an apology for wearing a Chicago Blackhawks sweatshirt to class after he was told the clothing was "offensive and hurtful."

The controversy unfolded at the small, Minnesota-based Christian college in a class called "Social Perspectives, Human Worth and Social Action," which delves into themes of culture, power and oppression in America, according to its online description.

Student Cody Albrecht, who is from Chicago, came to the class wearing his home team's apparel in mid-April, then offered to turn it inside out "after becoming aware of the unease in his classroom because of his sweatshirt," the Clarion student news outlet reports.

The instructor, James Jacobs, took to Facebook to vent his frustration.

"So your college professor is a Native American. A Native American who has spoken multiple times about the offensiveness of Indian Mascots. Yet you come to class with an Indian mascot sprawled across your shirt... Bold move sir."
The post has since been deleted, but The College Fix obtained a copy.

A week after he wore the sports apparel and after an alleged meeting with the head of the Social Work department to discuss the situation Albrecht issued a formal apology to the class. Professor Jacobs suggests it was a teachable moment.

"I'm glad to say that this became an incredible learning opportunity for the student we had a lengthy conversation about it and the student really listened to why those images are offensive and hurtful," Jacobs stated on Facebook in a second post about the incident.

Albrecht declined to comment for this article, telling The College Fix he did not want to disrupt "the reconciliation that has been done" between himself, the professor and the class.
Sounds like the class was literally shaking.

I hope Albrecht issued a full apology, which would have to include a personal apology for the trail of tears.

I wonder if the class would suffer mental breakdowns from reading the "social perspective" of Mark Twain in his controversial 1870 essay "The Noble Red Man."

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