Trump’s Name Is Offensive to Emory University Student, by Charles Scaliger. Someone chalked a few signs “Trump 2016” around a US University in Georgia, and some students complained that the chalkings
…allegedly communicated messages of hate, racism, and intolerance that were calculated to cause offense. Claiming to be “in pain” and feeling threatened, a group of around 50 students promptly launched a protest … Emory University president Jim Wagner met with some of them, and afterwards expressed his sympathy with the students:
“… After meeting with our students, I cannot dismiss their expression of feelings and concern as motivated only by political preference or over-sensitivity. Instead, the students with whom I spoke heard a message, not about political process or candidate choice, but instead about values regarding diversity and respect that clash with Emory’s own.”
In other words, the mere mention of Trump’s name was enough to send hypersensitive hearts fluttering. In today’s politically correct parlance, the mere chalking of Trump’s name constituted an impardonable “microaggression” that should have been buffered with a “trigger warning,” instead of simply brazenly written on sidewalks and steps for everyone to see.
Rubbish. PC students are merely trying to shut down ideological opponents with the claim it “hurts their feelings,” and the PC university went along.
In a class I attended earlier this semester, a large portion of the first meeting was devoted to compiling a list of rules for class discussion. A student contended that as a woman, she would be unable to sit across from a student who declared that he was strongly against abortion, and the other students in the seminar vigorously defended this declaration. The professor remained silent. In a recent conversation with peers, I posed a question about a verse from the Bible. A Harvard employee in the room immediately interjected, informing me that we were in a safe space and I was thus not permitted to discuss the controversial biblical passage.
Would you hire a recent graduate of Harvard? Not unless they were a STEM student…
hat-tip Barry Corke