Some overly sensitive college students in our modern culture of victimhood have one more thing to whine about today – they are traumatized over someone (s) who wrote “Trump 2016” in chalk on sidewalks and various campus locations. The latest round of caterwauling emanates from the vicinity of Atlanta based Emory University where thin-skinned youths have been shaken out of their safe spaces by what appears to be expressions of legitimate political speech which is increasingly becoming taboo on the nation’s campuses. Oh, our poor, put upon precious little fragile flowers, the humanity of it all!
As reported by the Associated Press in the story “Emory president: Students scared by ‘Trump 2016’ chalk signs”:
A flurry of chalk scrawls supporting Donald Trump on the Emory University campus sparked a demonstration by students who demanded and were granted a meeting with the president, saying the messages made them feel concerned and frightened. At least one of them said he got death threats after the protest.
The students viewed the messages as intimidation, and they voiced “genuine concern and pain” as a result, Emory President Jim Wagner wrote Tuesday, one day after meeting with 40 to 50 student demonstrators.
The Atlanta university on Wednesday provided The Associated Press with a copy of Wagner’s letter, in which he said students confronted by Trump’s name in chalk “heard a message about values regarding diversity and respect that clash with Emory’s own.”
Students at Monday’s protest chanted, “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!” shortly before Wagner agreed to meet with them, Emory’s student newspaper, The Wheel, reported.
Slogans such as “Trump 2016” were written in chalk on campus sidewalks and some buildings sometime during the weekend. At least one of the chalk messages stated “Build a wall,” said one of the students at the protest, Jonathan Peraza, 19, who said he is of Latino heritage and went to high school in suburban Atlanta.
“That is a direct reference to brown people on campus,” Peraza told The Associated Press Wednesday, adding that “we feel unsafe on our campus.”
Of course if it’s support of Trump then it just must be racism. Thanks to all of the hysteria being whipped up by the establishment media that the Republican front-runner is a savage bigot and a Nazi to boot that is now the default position for liberals and weepy college slackers. One would think that America’s colleges would be “safe spaces” for free speech but that was before the great University of Missouri “fecal swastika” witch hunt and the Princeton University drive to have former president Woodrow Wilson’s name scrubbed from the buildings. Not because the WW I era POTUS lied Americans into that abominable war and cracked down on all political dissent with an iron fist but because – you guessed it: he was a racist.
The website Mediaite reports that the Emory University leadership is even astoundingly offering “emergency counseling” sessions to those who are traumatized by Trump:
A group of students at Emory University led a campus-wide protest after someone wrote ‘Donald Trump 2016’ in chalk across campus, leading the university to provide “emergency counseling” sessions in response.
According to student paper The Emory Wheel, the triggered students protested outside the administration building chanting, “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!”
“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe,” one female 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.”
The university quickly responded in an email: “By nature of the fact that for a significant portion of our student population, the messages represent particularly bigoted opinions, policies, and rhetoric directed at populations represented at Emory University, we would like to express our concern regarding the values espoused by the messages displayed, and our sympathy for the pain experienced by members of our community.”
“It is clear to us that these statements are triggering for many of you,” they continued. “As a result, both College Council and the Student Government Association pledge to stand in solidarity with those communities who feel threatened by this incident and to help navigate the student body through it and the environment of distrust and unease it has created.”
You can’t make crap like this up but sadly it’s just the way that we roll in Obamastan.