College kids are proving Trump’s point

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 at 7:43 am

Many undergraduates, their fawn-like eyes wide with astonishment, are wondering: Why didn’t the dean of students prevent the election from disrupting the serenity to which my school has taught me that I am entitled?

Campuses create “safe spaces” where students can shelter from discombobulating thoughts and receive spiritual balm for the trauma of microaggressions. Yet the presidential election came without trigger warnings?

The morning after the election, normal people rose — some elated, some despondent — and went off to actual work. But at Yale, that incubator of late-adolescent infants, a professor responded to “heartfelt notes” from students “in shock” by making that day’s exam optional.

Academia should consider how it contributed to, and reflects Americans’ judgments pertinent to, Donald Trump’s election. The compound of childishness and condescension radiating from campuses is a constant reminder to normal Americans of the decay of protected classes — in this case, tenured faculty and cosseted students.

As “bias-response teams” fanned out across campuses, an incident report was filed about a University of Northern Colorado student who wrote “free speech matters” on one of 680 “#languagematters” posters that cautioned against politically incorrect speech. Catholic DePaul University denounced as “bigotry” a poster proclaiming “Unborn Lives Matter.”

Bowdoin College provided counseling to students traumatized by the cultural appropriation committed by a sombrero-and-tequila party. Oberlin College students said they were suffering breakdowns because schoolwork was interfering with their political activism.

Cal State University, Los Angeles, established “healing” spaces for students to cope with the pain caused by a political speech delivered three months earlier. Indiana University experienced social-media panic because a priest in a white robe, with a rope-like belt and rosary beads, was identified as someone “in a KKK outfit holding a whip.”

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2 Responses to “College kids are proving Trump’s point”

  1. Lizz on 21/21/16 at 12:06 pm

    These little buttercups better learn to deal with life because in life you do not always get what you want. I was in college when Obama ran for presidency the 2nd time and won. I did not whine and cry and need a safe room to deal with it. I went on with life. I sucked it up and dealt with it. (I did not vote for him). Such crybabies these students are.

  2. Fawn Liebowitz Memorial Society on 22/22/16 at 2:15 pm

    …and this is why Trump won.
    All the deplorables are feeling as if they made the right choice as snowflakes and media worms go bonkers.
    Remember when college was about preparing you for a career and free of failed ivory tower statist utopia indoctrination?
    Good times.