Voltaire was once rumored to say or write that you can tell who rules you for who you’re not allowed to criticize. Likewise, as this row has proven, you can tell which group of people suffers which particular problems for which group of people want talk of those problems shut down and censored. A UNC tutor blows the whistle about dumb athletes, and like they have springs in their butts or ants in their pants, every black race lobby on and off campus starts jumping up and down in a panic. Even if you were too dense to infer “black” from “dumb athlete,” the fact that black groups and spokesmouths started complaining about it should spell it out for you.
In a way, this story is the polar opposite. In this case, the matter isn’t a matter of which race lobbies want even racially agnostic discussion of a problem shut down because they take the discussion too personally. It’s the opposite: Certain countries with something in common want what by all rights really isn’t that serious a problem to be officially classified as a problem for political purposes.
Need a hint?