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Read the ‘hostile’ column that got student writer suspended by campus newspaper

Editor’s note: Here is a satirical column penned by University of Michigan student Omar Mahmood, who writes for both the mainstream campus newspaper The Michigan Daily and the conservative independent publication the Michigan Review. Or at least he did.

After his column was published last week, Mahmood tells The College Fix: “I received a call from the editorial editor [of the Daily] telling me that I had created a ‘hostile environment’ among the editorial staff and that someone had felt threatened because of what I had written … The issue had been taken to the editor in chief who procured a bylaw by which I was given an ultimatum to leave the Review or leave the Daily within a week.

I was not allowed to know the name of the offended individuals.” He added the newspaper’s leaders are “forcing me to write a letter of apology as a condition for staying on the Daily” and suspended his regular column in the Daily.

Mahmood has written for both the Review and the Daily concurrently for this fall semester, but after this controversial column was published the Daily’s editors decided “Mr. Mahmood’s involvement with the Michigan Review presents a conflict of interest. Our bylaws say that once a determination is made that a conflict of interest exists, the person in question will have one week to resign from either the Daily or the organization causing the conflict of interest,” according to a statement from the Daily to The College Fix.


The column is totally inoffensive.  This is ridiculous.

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  • Blacksmith

    Okay I couldn’t find the offensive part where is it?

  • How’s that collage loan working out?

    The “professors” who teach this “social justice” BS need to draw their salaries from the earnings of their successful students.

    Omar Mahmood has managed to ruffle the feathers of the anointed “social justice” crowd. They are a group of very thin skinned permanently offended intellectual minnows.

    Nice job Omar.

  • Xanthippa Socrates

    I guess they did ‘the left thing’ – literally!

  • Lee

    It was a little long, clearly satire, and not too bad. I think he deserves the PJ O’Rourke Award for College Satire.