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It seems a case of bedwetting occurred at Emory University recently. The Daily Mail (UK) reports:
Students at Emory University claim they were frightened and 'in pain' after someone wrote 'Trump 2016' in chalk around campus.Here is an example of the offending artwork:
Officials at the Atlanta school, which has an enrollment of more than 14,000, were forced to act after the youngsters claimed their 'safe space' was violated when the messages of 'hate' appeared on sidewalks and buildings.
One student even said she 'feared for her life' as she thought a 'KKK rally' was going on, while others were scared a mass shooting was going to take place and wouldn't walk alone.
Jim Wagner, president of the 19th century establishment, wrote Tuesday that the students viewed the scrawling as intimidation, and they voiced 'genuine concern and pain' as a result.
He set up an investigation after members of the student government wrote to him and slammed the university's response, prompting a meeting that was shrouded in protests.
Now administrators at the university, which has roughly a 50:50 ratio of white to minority students, want to track down those responsible for the controversial markings.
They have admitted they went against the university's 'values regarding diversity'.
But some commentators on the university's student newspaper website told those affected by the so-called 'hateful' graffiti to grow up and accused them of being babies. Rest of article
|Source: Daily Mail|
It gets even better. Emory's student newspaper The Wheel reported:
Roughly 40 students gathered shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the outdoors space between the Administration Building and Goodrich C. White Hall; many students carried signs featuring slogans such as “Stop Trump” or “Stop Hate” and an antiphonal chant addressed to University administration, led by College sophomore Jonathan Peraza, resounded “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!” throughout the Quad. Peraza opened the door to the Administration Building and students moved forward towards the door, shouting “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” .... (And how much is Emory tuition?)Best and brightest?
“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],” one student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well … I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school,” she added. (Should she even be in school?)..
“What are we feeling?” Peraza asked those assembled. Responses of “frustration” and “fear” came from around the room, but individual students soon began to offer more detailed, personal reactions to feelings of racial tension that Trump and his ideology bring to the fore....
Grievances were not restricted to shortcomings of the administration. “[Faculty] are supporting this rhetoric by not ending it,” said one student, who went on to say that “people of color are struggling academically because they are so focused on trying to have a safe community and focus on these issues [related to having safe spaces on campus].” Rest of article.