A snowflake at Georgia State University is making the rounds of racial news for accidentally sending her new roommate a racist text message. What’s even worse is that the snowflake, Courtney Schaefer, tried to explain away the gaff by blaming her spellcheck. Her roommate, a Nigerian named Nwamaka, was paired with Schaefer for the next semester so she decided to reach out and send her new roomie a friendly hello text message.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the pair exchanged introductory text messages before Schaefer sent off the racist text. In it she wrote, “Her insta looks pretty normal not too niggerish.” After noticing the blunder, the snowflake quickly sent her an apology saying that the message was meant for her friend, Hannah. She also said that she was not trying to say niggerish but rather triggerish.
“OMG I AM SO SORRY! HOLY CRAP. DAMN SPELL CHECK I DID NOT MEAN TO SAY THAT. I WAS TEXTING HANNAH AND I MEANT TO SAY TRIGGERISH MEANING LIKE YOU SEEMED REALLY COOL NOTHING THAT TRIGGERED A RED FLAG! I’M SO EMBARRASSED I APOLOGIZE!”
According to BuzzFeed:
Screenshots of the exchange have been shared widely over social media, prompting interim college President Shelley Nickel to release a letter condemning racist comments as “offensive and unacceptable,” adding “there is no place for bigotry or racism on our campuses,” per WSAV.
Nwamaka’s friend, Dajah Morrison, didn’t accept Schaefer’s apology. After viewing the exchange she did what most millenials do and took the matters to social media. Morrison shared the exchange on social media and they soon went viral on Facebook and Twitter. The Nigerian student’s friend called out the white entitled princess debunking her “spellcheck” excuse.
“TRIGGERISH IS NOT A WORD AT ALL. THE CLOSEST WORD TO THAT IS TRIGGERFISH. SO FOR HER TO COVER THOSE THINGS UP, IT JUST DIDN’T ADD UP,” MORRISON SAID.
Despite the Schaefer’s apology—or maybe because of it—others on campus are demanding that she be punished, per Inside Higher Ed. Senior Leon Bowles tells the George-Anne student newspaper that the text was “cause enough for outrage, but the pathetic attempt at an excuse and apology was a flippant insult to [the recipient’s] intelligence.” Others have tested the spellcheck defense and found it lacking.
Since the screenshots went viral, Schaefer appears to have deleted her social media accounts.
For the sake of argument let’s say that her spellcheck changed her text to niggerish. Since it is not a standard word in the English language it would have to be a word that she programmed into her phone to remember the spelling of. If in fact she tried to text a different word, her history of bigotry revealed itself.
Sorry Courtney, but your excuses don’t amount to a hill of beans. You’re just another entitled white person that casts judgement on black people solely because of their color.