Friday, September 26, 2008

Iowa college apologizes for 'linch' typo in black history calendar item

By Associated Press
7:32 AM PDT, September 25, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ The president of an Iowa college says he's sorry about an unfortunate and offensive typo in a school handbook.

A calendar entry for Feb. 16, 2009, was supposed to read "Black History Lunch and Learn." Instead, it says "Black History Linch and Learn."

It sounds like "lynch," a term commonly used for hangings by a mob.

The handbook was distributed to about 10,000 students before the mistake was discovered.

Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson says stickers are available to place over the entry, which will be corrected in the next printing.

I thought "Black History: Linch and Learn 101" was only offered at Ole Miss. But they are sending out stickers to cover it up - that should make up for it. Thanks to GB for the research.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

hahaha oh man...vlasique!