Here we go again: Those dastardly “microaggressions” are a big concern, this time (again) at Harvard.
Harvard University Dining Services will stop purchasing water machines from the company SodaStream … because it is Israeli.
After all, the school cannot subject students of Palestinian background to possible microaggressions, right?
“These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights,” Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash, sophomore and member of the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance, told the Harvard Crimson.
In the meantime, the school will also be removing the “SodaStream” stickers from any of the existing water machines, just to make sure no student has to see one and have a traumatic experience or something.
Currently, the SodaStream’s main factory is located in the West Bank, territory Israel and the Palestinian Authority have long fought over. In October, however, the company announced that it would be moving the factory out of the contested area and into southern Israel.
But apparently that’s not enough — these water fountains are still just too offensive to remain on campus.
The university took this firm and decisive action after the College Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Harvard Islamic Society complained.