Mizzou seemed to be ground zero for the SJW PC Culture Wars on college campuses (see Melissa Click, Disgraced Mizzou Professor Caught Screaming Profanity at Police… and Mizzou Student – I’m Tired Of First Amendment Rights…). Apparently it’s now taking a pretty serious toll on enrollment numbers.
The fallout from the fake Mizzou protests continues to destablize the University of Missouri. Today the interim chancellor of the university emailed students that the university will enroll 1500 less students than projected and faces a budget shortfall of $32 million this year.
While the 1500 fewer students aren’t broken out by year, the vast majority of them will come from the entering freshman class. How substantial is the decline in enrollment? Based on Mizzou admission data from past years we’re talking about a potential 20% drop in enrolled freshmen.
Color me not surprised.
Apparently there are still kids graduating from high school who pursue college in order to learn things and eventually make money (not that you need college for either, but that’s a different post). If the one thing your school offers is 24/7 protests and a chance you can get expelled just triggering a professional victim you shouldn’t be shocked if people pass. (read College Students Require Counseling Over “Traumatically Offensive” Sombreros here.)
There’s another irony here. Through all of the white-shaming and “privilege-checking,” and yes, even outright abuses of the 1st Amendment for white students at Mizzou, these SJW leftists have hurt their own chances at an education. Affirmative action scholarship, grants, “cultural sensitivity programs,” all that nonsense… well, it costs money. Someone has to subsidize it. What do you think happens when enrollment at a school drops by 20%? Fewer students, fewer contributors, and a worse education for all. So the #BlackLivesMatter dumbasses have unwittingly hurt… black people.
Just let that sink in for a moment. Go to your self-demanded, “racially segregated” safe space and take your time. While you’re there, think about growing up.