President apologizes for insensitive example used in conversation with student.
Yesterday, in a conversation with a student, I attempted to emphasize a point and used an insensitive example that I realize could be hurtful to members of our community. I deeply apologize for using that example. The point I was making—that majority rule should never suppress the human rights of others—was obscured by the example I used. I regret my choice of words and any harm I unintentionally inflicted on a community I value greatly.