We’re seriously losing track over what colleges are protesting for what reasons, but apparently the same ol’ same ol’ happened at Claremont McKenna College in California with the same ol’ result. SJW, professional protestors threw a fit over something offensive again.
But in Claremont’s case some other students at least sound like they’ve had enough….
To our fellow Claremont students, we are disappointed in you as well. We are ashamed of you for trying to end someone’s career over a poorly worded email. This is not a political statement––this is a person’s livelihood that you so carelessly sought to destroy. We are disappointed that you chose to scream and swear at your administrators. That is not how adults solve problems, and your behavior reflects poorly on all of us here in Claremont. This is not who we are and this is not how we conduct ourselves, but this is the image of us that has now reached the national stage.
We are disappointed in the fact that your movement has successfully managed to convince its members that anyone who dissents does so not for intelligent reasons, but due to moral failure or maliciousness. We are disappointed that you’ve used phrases like “silence is violence” to not only demonize those who oppose you, but all who are not actively supporting you. We are most disappointed, however, in the rhetoric surrounding “safe spaces.” College is the last place that should be a safe space. We come here to learn about views that differ from our own, and if we aren’t made to feel uncomfortable by these ideas, then perhaps we aren’t venturing far enough outside of our comfort zone. We would be doing ourselves a disservice to ignore viewpoints solely on the grounds that they may make us uncomfortable, and we would not be preparing ourselves to cope well with adversity in the future. Dealing with ideas that make us uncomfortable is an important part of growing as students and as people, and your ideas will inhibit opportunities for that growth.
Read the whole thing. It’s that good.
This is what we call push back. It’s also what we call the First Amendment (read more about how liberals are now WANTING to re-interpet The First Amendment here). For the same amendment that gives little whiny, security blanket toting students the right to be pansies is the same amendment that gives students with backbone the right to call the whiny students pansies. The way to combat “hate speech” or “insane speech” or “excuse me, but I’m still sucking my thumb, you racist” speech is with? Everybody say it together now…
… More speech!
The solution is never to censor, it’s to call out insanity. Which is what Claremont did. Thank you, Claremont. Also, here’s a video about the First Amendment. You’re welcome.