Posted on November 9, 2011

University Deems “Graham Cracker” Offensive

Fox News, November 8, 2011

When Graham McMillan decided to run for a student government office at Texas Christian University, he had no idea that he would land in trouble–all because of his campaign slogan–“Graham Cracker.”

A university official at the home of the Horned Frogs told the 20-year-old sophomore that his campaign signs were offensive and unless the offending word was blocked–the signs would have to come down.

“My advisor contacted me and informed me that it might be considered derogatory,” the political science major told Fox News. “I certainly didn’t mean it to be derogatory, but I didn’t want to offend anybody who may perceive it as such.”

University officials released a statement to Fox confirming that the offensive word is ‘cracker.’

“She recommended that he either remove the signs or cover the word ‘cracker’ with tape and he opted to cover the word,” a university spokesperson told Fox.


So who might be offended by the “Graham Cracker” campaign signs?

The university didn’t say and McMillan had no idea.

“I’ve never been around that word being used offensively,” said McMillan, who happens to be white.