Business Insider – A Lehigh University graduate is suing the university over a C+ she got in 2009, saying that one grade ruined her dreams. Megan Thode, now 27, is seeking $1.3 million from the school, The Morning Call reported Tuesday. She claims the C+ destroyed her dream of becoming a licensed professional counselor and was part of a conspiracy to force her out of the school’s graduate degree program.
Thode, whose father is a Lehigh professor, was reportedly attending the university tuition-free in 2009 when she got the C+ in a fieldwork class that was required by the College of Education. She was in her final year of a master’s in counseling and human services, according to The Morning Call, and needed a B to move on to the next class. In her lawsuit, Thode alleges she was given a 0 in classroom participation, thus earning her the C+, because the teacher didn’t like that she advocated for gay and lesbian rights. However, Lehigh’s attorneys are claiming that isn’t true since the teacher has a family member who is a lesbian, The Morning Call reported.
It’s times like this that I get bummed out that no part of me is a minority at all. I mean we’ve all had that freakout moment where you’re like oh FUCK I didn’t get the grade I need…what lie can I go with to fix this? And I always had to go the same dumb route. Pretend my grandma died for the 10th time or my family was having serious personal issues I couldn’t talk about or I’m having a hard time adjusting to college life and I’m depressed about missing home and my long distance girlfriend just fell off a cliff and died on impact. Would have been so much easier if I was black or hispanic or liked to suck dick or something. Just claim my teacher is a bigot and drag her name through the mud and if she doesn’t change my grade then I get a million dollars. Boom perfect. Megan Thode’s got it down pat. Lesbian rights advocacy FTW. Word of advice though. Always check the teacher you’re about to accuse of being a homophobe’s family tree first, make sure she doesn’t have a lesbian sister or something. That will put a snag in your payout 100 times out of 100.