A UW-La Crosse student is out as Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin College Democrats after tweets, first reported in a story broken by Media Trackers Friday Morning. Talk show host Jerry Bader also reported on the tweets Friday morning. Talk show host Mark Belling and Campus Reform later reported on the tweets. The La Crosse Tribune reports that Sarah Semrad resigned Tuesday morning. Semrad tweeted Thursday that she “f***ing hates white men.” She also claimed to be tearing down pro-life posters on campus. The Tribune reports that Semrad explained her actions in an email:
“In a moment of impulsivity and immaturity, I posted the tweet about white males as an expression of frustration towards my male friend who wouldn’t ask for directions,” she wrote. “My tweet about posters described my actions after I saw and removed one poster that was hanging on campus that had not received proper university approval for on-campus posting.
“I recognize that my words were neither humorous nor harmless, and sincerely apologize to all who have been hurt, offended or embarrassed by them,” she continued. “My commitment to social justice remains steadfast and will not be deterred by these events, and I vow to use the maturity and sensitivity that would reflect that going forward.”
The Tribune reports that Semrad is no longer listed on the website of the College Democrats of Wisconsin, whose communications director has not responded to the Tribune’s phone and email messages.