Two weeks ago I asked the AmP/CV community to join me in taking action to express outrage over a mandatory university training that negatively stereotyped Catholics.
Today, I’m happy to report that, as a fruit of our efforts, the training was pulled and revised:
Last week I wrote about an offensive Catholic stereotype used in our university system mandatory EEO training. The post, with a screen shot of the slide, received quite a bit of attention when Thomas Peters, American Papist at Catholic Vote.org wrote about it.
After noting the overwhelming response and shared outrage, I posted in the comments asking for time to do a little follow up on my end.
… I can report that as a direct result of my complaint, the training department removed the offensive slide from the program, and after review, replaced it with an adjusted, rewritten scenario that no long includes the derogatory stereotype! — OfSoundMindAndSpirit
And there you have it! Bravo to everyone who expressed dismay that Catholics would be singled-out in a training that was supposed to promote tolerance.
Together, by remaining vigilant and taking action, we can defend the rights of Catholics and of our faith to be treated fairly in the public square. That’s all we ask.