Students at a California college received an apology and were offered counseling services after being sent an email about employment opportunities with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
California State University in San Bernardino sent an apology to students who “experienced distress” after the career center sent a flyer from USCBP announcing that “U.S. Border Patrol is Now Hiring!”
Veteran and military recruitment webinars being offered during the week were promoted by USCBP in the flyer which was forwarded to students.
The career center at CSUSB really didn’t think this one through. There is already underrepresentation of our undocumented students at this campus and this was to say the least – thoughtless. pic.twitter.com/v2aSGqNPxh
— 𝔢𝔤𝔤𝔭𝔩𝔞𝔫𝔱 𝔭𝔞𝔯𝔪𝔢𝔰𝔞𝔫 🍆 (@ifoundajalapeno) August 5, 2019
Complaints to the school’s career center came in from the liberal students who were apparently triggered by the message.
CSUSB really sent out a Border Patrol Recruitment email to a school where over 60% is HISPANIC.🤡🤡
— Luci✨ (@alcon0321) August 5, 2019
Wow $90k, I’d sell my soul to the devil first before i join border patrol.
— that shit hurted. (@jstpeachy_) August 7, 2019
While the school’s response did not note what the offensive part of the Border Patrol recruitment flyer was, their message was a pointed apology that pandered to the sensitive snowflakes.
Cal State San Bernardino is apologizing for sending an email promoting employment opportunities with the US Border Patrol
Students complained the emails were “triggering” & the school is offering counseling
RT if you support the brave men and women of the USCBP! pic.twitter.com/3bhOSp7uTe
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 8, 2019
“The Career Center sincerely apologizes for the email sent to students on Monday, August 5, 2019, regarding the employment webinars offered by the U.S. Border Patrol,” the message read.
“We recognize that some recipients experienced distress due to the contents of the message, and we acknowledge the validity of your concerns. Please know that the Career Center is committed to informing students about employment opportunities while also considering the safety and well-being of all members of the campus community,” it continued.
“If you wish to address this in person, you are welcome to visit the Career Center to speak with our Interim Director,” the note added. “You may also contact Counseling and Psychological Services if you would like to speak with a professional counselor.”
CSUSB sent out an apology email for trying to hire students for Border Patrol pic.twitter.com/7w6O9Wl8xd
— Charlie (@chelseaarii) August 8, 2019
Twitter users slammed the triggered students for their disrespect of Border Patrol as well as CSUSB for apologizing.
Border Patrol has an extremely dangerous and stressful job that I respect and am thankful for. The millennials that get offended by that email couldn’t handle the job of border patrol anyways
— Dusty Ashburn (@AshburnDusty) August 8, 2019
Ted Cruz is right. Our colleges are sending out people who are pansies. They won’t be able to function in the real world
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) August 8, 2019
I think an email stating the below would have been sufficient.
“We apologize as we thought these emails went out to young emotionally mature adults looking for employment opportunities. We will remove your email address moving forward.”
— Josh Kabler (@jkeebz07) August 8, 2019
They have to receive counseling because of the email they read?
WTF is wrong with people?
This is beyond emotionally unstable or mentally unstable
— qɯnɥ┴uǝǝɹפ ˙ɹp (@DrSuperElite17) August 9, 2019
This is really sad. If someone says they need counseling simply because they saw a job posting for the US Border Patrol, then they probably need counseling for a lot more than that. Should have told my kids to become psychiatrists. The market for them will be HUGE in the future.
— God Bless the USA (@jermon11) August 8, 2019
Grow the hell up!!! I just can’t imagine these kids in a career position when they’re so easily offended.
— JacQueline ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@jackie2451) August 8, 2019
— Josh Barnett for Congress (@BarnettforAZ) August 8, 2019