Pomona Says Meme Page is “Protected Speech,” Will Not Investigate

  After declaring the secret meme group U PC BREAUX a ‘bias-related incident’ last week, Pomona College’s bias Incident Response Team has decided that the posts in the group do not violate Pomona policies and do not merit a disciplinary investigation. “Reviewing the information received, the IRT found the memes were bias-related

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An Open Letter to Ross Steinberg

This column is a response to to Ross Steinberg's Sept. 26 article “Why the Claremont Independent Fired Me.” I appreciate your exposé of the neo-Nazi meme group “U PC BREAUX.” However, I must admit that I cannot say the same for your TSL-published article, “Why the Claremont Independent Fired Me.” In that article, you aptly

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Pomona Declares ‘Deeply Offensive’ Secret Meme Group Bias-Related Incident

  Pomona College’s Incident Response Team has declared that posts in a secret 5C Facebook group constitute a “bias-related incident,” the college announced Monday. The group, called U PC BREAUX, was thrust into the spotlight after The Claremont Independent published an article revealing its existence on Sept. 20. U PC BREAUX –

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Why the Claremont Independent Fired Me

Some articles linked in this story contain explicit references to rape, genocide, and Islamophobia. On Monday, Sept. 18, I was invited into a secret Facebook group called “U PC BREAUX” that peddled in memes making light of rape, genocide, and acts of terror. On Tuesday, I archived six months’ worth of

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What We Know About Claremont’s Secret Meme Group

This article contains profanity and references to suicide, sexual assault, sexism, and Islamophobia. UPDATE: Pomona College’s investigative team said Monday that “the posts to the meme group rise to the level of a bias-related incident,” and that further investigation would determine any code or policy violations. On Thursday, Sept. 21,

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