I once accidentally bought organic cabbage. As a student on a budget, I was shocked at the checkout, and then ashamed at my reaction. Was it not my responsibility to be environmentally conscious first, cheap college student later? But buying organic was a world apart, and in mine we walked around the grocery store hunting for the lowest price. Cabbage for $1 was a steal, organic cabbage for $5 was a luxury.
This past September, the University of Ottawa suspended a professor for saying the n-word in class following a student’s complaint. Professor Lieutenant-Duval used this racial slur as an example of words certain communities have reclaimed. Her paid administrative suspension lasted one business day.