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Reed College Students Want to Throw Out Historical Authors Because They’re White

By Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

A student organization known as Reedies Against Racism has called for the removal of all white authors from the humanities 110 class.

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Hofstra Activists Demand The Removal Of Thomas Jefferson Statue

By Jason Patterson | United States

The left winged activists at Hofstra University are protesting for the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from campus.

Hofstra student Ja’Loni Owens, a Black Lives Matter advocate, started a change.org petition that warns the statue will bring “slavery, rape, eugenics, [and] anti-black racism” to discussion. She claims founding father’s statue belongs in a museum with proper context, “not displayed on a college campus, especially not in front of a hub of student life.”

Owens specifically addressed “white allies” in their Facebook event for the Friday protest called Jefferson Has Gotta Go. It will be held at the statue in front of the student center. She wrote:

“Please understand that this is a protest against white supremacy and that you as white people – even though you’re allies – benefit from white supremacy!” Owens then went on to say “Your obligation is to fight that! Come prepared to step up if racial slurs or otherwise offensive things are said to organizers of color or POC attending. If you’re able, come prepared to hold posters and like….PROTEST.”

The university decided to approve the protest, but Owens wrote that “if Hofstra was supportive and embraced anti-racist work, we would not be protesting.”

The protest is co-sponsored by a number of campus organizations: Campus Feminist Collective, Collegiate Women of Color, Democrats of Hofstra University, Hofstra History Club, Hofstra NAACP Chapter, Peace Action Matters, Queer & Trans People of Color Coalition, Student Advocates of Safer Sex, The Gender Identity Federation, The Pride Network of Hofstra University, and Young Democratic Socialists of Hofstra.

“It’s important to note not all activists on campus support the protest. Not to bring problems, but I’d like to point out that as you are making the protest about your right to freedom of speech, don’t forget that people like Jefferson gave you that right,” Hofstra student Conor Dawson wrote, as reported by CampusReform.org.

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The Generation Of Quit

By Andrew Sission | United States

I want you to think for a moment about the generation currently in college. What comes to mind for you? For me it is riots, and temper tantrums across campuses, claiming tolerance of all ideas but rejecting the ones that they don’t agree with. This generation has been given several names, most popularly the snowflake generation. I, however, prefer to call it the generation of quit.

Let me say that this doesn’t apply to everyone in this generation, there are exceptions to every rule, and I certainly hope that you the reader are one. The only thing that I ask of you when you are reading this is that you are honest with yourself.

Let’s start with the sheer hypocrisy. A generation that claims to be tolerant of all ideas seems to only be tolerant of its own ideas. If you don’t believe me, then why do campuses have to spend countless thousands of dollars on security when a remotely conservative speaker comes to campus. That doesn’t sound tolerant at all to me.

Another thing that I have noticed is the willingness to quit when things get tough. This is a two fault problem with one fault going to the parents and the other to the individual. It’s the parent’s job to instill morals in their child, one of the most important of those being drive and willingness to keep going when the going gets tough. Despite this, there is only so far that parents can go. At some point, the child has to take initiative on their own. There has to be a determination to persevere and to take challenges head-on. This isn’t there in most college-age adults. In all honesty, it’s easier to give up and peruse degrees that are not challenging because hard work is hard. Think about it, why is there a shortage of people wanting to enter the medical field right now, it’s hard to peruse.

It’s time for this generation to accept some accountability. Welcome to the real world, people don’t always agree with you and you cannot throw a fit when that happens. It’s time for parents to start to reinstall morals in their children, and it’s time for children to take responsibility for themselves. The world doesn’t come with safe zones, sometimes you just have to buck up and take what is thrown at you. The world isn’t kind most of the time, you have to learn to deal with it.

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Students Ban Valentine’s Day Because It’s Offensive

By Jason Patterson | United States

Recently the public school system has restricted several Christian Traditions in fear of offending non-Christians on campus.

But what a simple non-religious — feel-good holiday like Valentine’s Day? While most universities have yet to take action against the day, would students be willing to outlaw it if they felt their peers were offended by the celebration?

To find out, Campus Reform went undercover at Cornell University, armed with a fictitious petition to ban Valentine’s Day, on the grounds that it was simply too offensive to students without a romantic partner.

In no time at all, it became obvious that students at Cornell were more than willing to go along with any measure that would supposedly make the campus a more inclusive space.

“That’s a really nice petition,” said one student, while another admitted, “I’m in a relationship, but I totally understand.”

However, one student condemned the school’s handling of the holiday in the past, saying “I would also point out the administration is really heteronormative about [Valentine’s Day] which is kinda f***** up.”

One student went so far as to ask for our contact information so they could share the fabricated petition online to gain more supporters.

“Build the Wall” Sign Declared Hate Speech at Stanford

By Jason Patterson | USA

A picture of students with a poster board that said #buildthewall caused controversy among staff members and students, and one teacher even went as far as to declare it hate speech.

This all started when signs and posters started to appear across the university encouraging students to “report ICE activity” attempting to stop ICE officials from doing their job and deporting Illegal immigrants.

However, when someone tore down one of these ‘go against the law’ signs, university officials immediately declared it to be an “Act of Intolerance”.

Andrew Todhunter, a biology teacher at Stanford sent an email to students in which he described the incident as a “hateful act,” before claiming residents, “Now feel unsafe in their home here at Stanford.”

The incident was officially deemed to constitute an “Act of Intolerance,” which is any act that targets a group based on, “Gender or gender identity/Race or ethnicity/Disability/Religion/Sexual orientation/Nationality/Age/Social or economic status.”

In response, the MEChA de Stanford student organization made two hundred anti ICE posters and hung them all around campus.

MECha claimed that #BuildTheWall” flyer was “blatantly racist and xenophobic”.

Martin Alcaraz Jr, a student at Stanford on Facebook called the build the wall flyer a “hate crime” and said it was evidence that Stanford was encouraging an intolerant environment for students.

One wonders how the same students and staff would have reacted if someone had posted the ‘#BuildTheWall’ sign on their own door. Would they have been targeted for harassment or left alone?

The story is similar in nature to when “It’s okay to be white” signs were posted on campuses at several universities last year, leading to another hysterical moral panic amid claims that the signs represented some kind of threat.

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