Tolerant educators exile Trump voters from campus

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:50 am

One of the more amusing bits of fallout from last week’s election has been the safe-space response of many colleges and universities to the election of the “wrong” candidate. But on closer examination, this response isn’t really amusing. In fact, it’s downright mean.

Trump’s substantial victory, when most progressives expected a Hillary landslide, came as a shock to many. That shock seems to have been multiplied in academe, where few people seem to know any Trump supporters — or, at least, any Trump supporters who’ll admit to it.

The response to the shock has been to turn campuses into kindergarten. The University of Michigan Law School announced a ”post-election self-care” event with “food and play,” including “coloring sheets, play dough [sic], positive card-making, Legos and bubbles with your fellow law students.” (Embarrassed by the attention, UM Law scrubbed the announcement from its website, perhaps concerned that people would wonder if its graduates would require Legos and bubbles in the event of stressful litigation.)

Stanford emailed its students and faculty that psychological counseling was available for those experiencing “uncertainty, anger, anxiety and/or fear” following the election. So did the University of Michigan’s Flint campus.

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2 Responses to “Tolerant educators exile Trump voters from campus”

  1. Always Question Everything on 14/14/16 at 10:30 am

    Elections have consequences unless their side loses?
    Love trumps hate until an election doesn’t go their way?
    What’s next a big bonfire of Trump’s Art of the Deal books?

  2. Berzrkr50 on 20/20/16 at 8:38 pm

    Poor, poor little snowflakes… Maybe a diaper change and a pacifier will settle them down.