Archive for October, 2007

Omnibus Bias

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

 William & Mary is making sure that no one on its historic lawns escapes the PC Police.

Its policy states that you could be guilty of bias in connection with “race, gender, sexual orientation (including pregnancy) or religion.”  But just in case you think you’re off the PC hook, you could fall into an omnibus category called “other protected conditions.” 

W&M urges students to use the college’s “multiple modes of reporting” (anonymous or otherwise) to stamp out bias.  Moreover, W&M urges students not to hold back if they are in doubt.  Report anyway and let the W&M PC Police decide  if “bias” has been spotted. That way W&M says it can achieve its goal of making everyone “feel at home” where presumably everyone squeals on everyone.