Student Kicked Out Of Class For Disagreeing That Trump Election Was As Bad As 9/11

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By Grace Curtis via The College Fix

Women’s college loses it when Hillary Clinton loses election.

 When Republican Donald Trump was elected president last week, the intelligent, determined young women of Converse College – along with their esteemed instructors – lost their minds.

They posted video of themselves crying on Snapchat. They walked around campus in tears, and the administration set up “safe zones” where students weren’t allowed to discuss the election results.

One of my professors pushed back a midterm “given recent upsetting events,” and students planned to organize “silent protests” on Thursday.

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If this sounds like the typical college reaction to Trump’s victory, there’s a twist: Converse is a women’s liberal arts college.

From President Krista Newkirk on down, the Converse community invested a huge part of its identity in Democrat Hillary Clinton shattering the last remaining glass ceiling in America.

The only acceptable sentiments to express since Wednesday have been grief and outrage. Feelings are so raw that the few contrarians on campus have become targets.

One student even claims she got kicked out of class after she challenged her professor’s comparison of Trump’s election to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

‘Never been so disgusted in my life’

Before she was ejected from class by her professor, the student wrote a Facebook post scolding those who were “comparing 11/9 to 9/11”:

You are comparing today to a day that killed thousands of people in MY HOME. You are disrespectful, you are unintelligent and you should think before you post things on social media. I am disgusted.

That comparison continued in the student’s class, she said. (The student requested anonymity to share her story, so The College Fix is not naming the professor either.)

The professor told the class “I haven’t felt this way since 9/11” and called Nov. 9 the second worst day in American history, according to the student. That spurred her to disagree and tell her professor it was disrespectful to those who lost their lives on 9/11.

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“I went to her class and got kicked out for expressing my opinion,” the student said. She asked to meet with the dean of the department, who told her the issue would be “rectified in a professional and acceptable manner,” according to the student.

“I have never been so disgusted in my life,” the student told The Fix.

‘All I ask is as I respect them they also respect me’

The principles that Converse stands by are Voice. Value. Vision. With fewer than 1,400 students, the school emphasizes community involvement and sisterhood.

In the wake of Trump’s election, civility and sisterhood were thrown out the window.

“I am sad that once again our young girls and women have failed to see the shattering of that glass ceiling and the first female president of the United States,” President Newkirk wrote to the student body. She said it wasn’t a “partisan statement.”

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Mourning the still-remaining glass ceiling, Converse students took to social media to express their devastation at the election of the “sexist” Trump. Those who weren’t devastated have borne the brunt of that sentiment.

“Students have been un-friending one another on Facebook based on political views and responses” since the election, student Heather Jane Clare Hiley told The Fix.

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Kathleen Price didn’t like either major-party candidate, “but for me, Trump seemed the better of the two” because his “policies lined up with my beliefs and that’s why I voted for him.”

She told The Fix she’s afraid of sharing her views on campus or even online.

“I have been quiet about my views for fear of being bashed and not wanted at Converse like some of my friends have been, and many of my fellow sisters have been bashed because of what they believe in or who they voted for,” Price said. “All I ask is as I respect them they also respect me.”

“I think there has been a change on campus, if only a slight one,” another student who requested anonymity told The Fix. “The emotions this election has drudged up are entirely valid and it’s hard pressed to compare the level of fear and disdain in our nation today as just another presidential election.”

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‘We do not tolerate intimidation’

The tension and unrest in the student body was not lost on Converse administrators.

“The election has caused a lot of stress on our student body over the past 48 hours,” the Division of Student Development and Success wrote in a letter to the student body.

It organized an “Election Aftermath Program” that divided “each school of thought into different rooms to talk about fears, hopes, and where to go from here.”

The division also warned students: “We do not tolerate intimidation or bullying for a difference of opinions – regardless of your partisanship.” It did not specify what it considers intimidation or bullying.

It also sent out worksheets instructing students on “ways to cope with election stress,” which included tips like “Limit political debate and argument” and “Unplug from social media.”

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thesonandheir's picture

Unplug from social media?

 

Try unplugging from life.

pods's picture

Maybe that isn't the right school to go to in the first place?

You cannot go to these liberal arts pantywaste schools and then be upset when all the people there are liberal arts pantywastes.

pods

skinwalker's picture

I've been spending the last few days reading the comments on sites like the huffpoo, salon, and even jezebel. So far I've managed to avoid infection.

Part of me thinks I should feel sorry for these people, until I remember most of them would be quite satisfied if I was sent to the gas chamber in the name of reproductive/gay/racial/trans whatever 'rights'.

America is about to be run over by history, and rather than prepare for such an event they are more concerned with feelings. Soon the only feeling they will have is of some thugs cock in their ass in exchange for a can of spam.

BetaGap's picture

United Snowflakes of America

Theta_Burn's picture

This is a reason to get kicked out of class?

*Nobody was insulted or assaulted, no racist comments uttered, nobodies rights impinged, other than expressing an opinion/free-speech

Is there a lawsuit here?

 

lonnng's picture

What do you expect when the anti-Christ is elected POTUS?
http://bit.ly/2fhGqif

techies-r-us's picture

Or wait until his tail and horns start showing.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Slow news day. Nothing new to see here.

If the roles had reversed, a lot of the right would be upset as well.

And a good example would have been here.

“Same with the Right. Neither is committed to open dialog and civility.” — Nicolas Martin

 

Troll Magnet's picture

Converse?  I thought they were shoes?

Where the fuck is Converse College?

Arminius Hermann's picture

Darwin, I hear you coming. At least US highways are still a safe place. A hit on German Autobahn @130mph wouldn't be so convenient.

AVmaster's picture

I hate it when all these people and organizations collectively parrot the same talking points crap provided by their masters over and over again almost verbatim...

 

She lost, he won, get over it...

Manthong's picture

It’s not the last glass ceiling anymore, snowflakes.

Just think of it as a ballistic glazing overhead for at least the next 16 years.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture

I kno right?

 

Instead of snowflaking around in their self absorbed worlds, they should be outraged as s*** for the most corrupt and evil person of the past century, Hillary Rodham Clinton, setting 'women's causes backward at least 2 decades.

deKevelioc's picture

I went the college's website.  It's femmed-out to the gills.  The president looks like another pantsuit, with a smile, of course.  These graduates will most likely have a hard time finding strong husbands.  They'll end up marrying wimps wearing sandals, and wonder why they're so unhappy in seven years.  I wonder what the divorce rate of the graduates is.    Lesbians must flock to this school.

SoDamnMad's picture

CC is in Spartanburg, SC.  Sparta-oh yeah, They made a legendary last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae against a massive Persian army, inflicting very high casualties on the Persian force.  Not so much these snow flakes.

froze25's picture

Your right and the Mainstream media would of supported them.

valjoux7750's picture

You seem to know a lot about the goings on here in the USA from down there is Brazil. I don't recall this kind of trouble when obozo was elected!!

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Yes Cabana Boy, I was pissed off when Soetoro was selected. I got up and went to work the next day.

All_Your_Base's picture

I have never seen usernames so poorly obfuscated - it is a little fuzzy but totally recognizable. D'oh!

fleur de lis's picture

The student needs to get ahold of a VERY aggressive Constitutional lawyer and retire early.

Kina's picture

Thats my mother-in-law mate.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Yee gawds. A womens college. A bastion of misandry. That college needs to admit hundreds of masculine he-men males. Don't they believe in equality?

TeamDepends's picture

Yup, what these ladies need is a good, hard shlonging. Everybody knows it.

philipat's picture

Lonnng, Yippee Kiyay et al, sorry to make you “Talk to yourself” to avoid having my “outing” post immediately below your spam. It now takes you 4-5 minutes to post because you have to login as different users to talk to yourself and separate yur spam post from my spam alert. Still, without a life I suppose you must have plenty of time on your hands. Another poster, Erkme 73, was able to hack into your parents security system and get a shot of you in the basement where you live. Not a pretty site:

http://r.fod4.com/http://a.fod4.com/images/user_photos/1171287/spammer_o...

Mustafa Kemal's picture

philipat, you truly have become an artist

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

What do you expect when the anti-Christ is elected POTUS?

I expect that, if that were to happen, you'd still be spamming your retarded shitty site.

shovelhead's picture

Why go to the fuckwad spammers lame ass illiterate Biblicism Institute so I can laugh my balls off.

J/K  you sorry fuckstick.

I don't go there at all.

Son of Loki's picture

The girl should be thankful the "tolerant" liberals didn't stone her to death!

Creative_Destruct's picture

Or chop off some appendages, or grab her by the little pink spear and circumcise her- they can't tolerate the supposed "intolerance" of having their PC leftard positions disagreed with.

valjoux7750's picture

 And here we go.....you sir or ma'am, are a goddamn faggot, people like you and your feelings and PC bullshit are the reason a real man got elected potus. I honestly hope die a horrible death.  Fuck you and fuck all liberal progressives. Fucking coommies!!!!

philipat's picture

SPAM ALERT: Do not open the fake links. Lonnng has now taken over as Spammer-in- Chief after Yippee Kiyay was banned. This serial spammer previously known as: mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, letsit, Mano-A-Mano, techies-r-us, beauticelli, stizazz, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, Adullam, jcaz, espirit, rp2016, Holy hand grenade of Antioch (some still active for the purposes of talking to and congratulating himself) and others. He seems to have more accounts than all other ZH members combined. Beats me why The Tylers can’t just block his IP?

The Merovingian's picture

Come on Tyler's ... that shit head is seriously getting annoying already. Ban him for life!

goldsaver's picture

Why the Tyler's can't just block his IP?

VPN

TeraByte's picture

Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy too.

 

migra's picture

Anti-Christ? FUCK off and die bitch.

In Ze No's picture

Luv, the Anti-Christ is/will be a charmer.  if you believe in an anti-Christ at least bother to read up on his m.o.

 

 

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

The school is a private business. They can choose to conduct business or not. They have the right to refuse service to any customer. They refuse service to men as it is a woman's college.

 

If you support that the school needs to be subject to damages then you are of the same mind set, and just as socialist, as those judges who ordered that a bakery needs to supply a "wedding" cake to a Gay Couple being "married"....which is ABHORRENTLY WRONG.

shovelhead's picture

So group-think money is better than a non-offensive non-conforming kids money?

Throwing the kid out of class for a difference of opinion is a breach of contract.

She should sue their ass raw.

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

 

The process begins with a requesting a refund. The article did not give any indication as to whether or not she has.

 

There are no monetary damages UNTIL the refund is denied.

 

Or you do not ascribe to the Rule of Law?

tricorn teacup's picture

The process should begin with a request for refund plus compensation for time the student lost to the class.

effendi's picture

There is already an issue that the girl was kicked out of class. It isn't just a matter of a refund but of compensation for her lost time and for humiliation and for victimisation. She may already have spent several years in that college and now her position there will be one of uncertainty. For example will her tests and term papers be marked fairly or will they pay her back for airing their dirty liberal laundry? A 6 figure payout PLUS a full refund any tuition money is justifiable.

looseal's picture

When a business refuses a customer that business also refuses payment.  As colleges require payment in advance, service must be supplied to conclude the contract.  

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

 

 

If the contract is breached then remedy is made by paying the fees advanced.

 

The business declares a "force majure". They dec;are that they cannot fulfill the contractural agreement...and promptly refunds that which was paid.

 

If one wishes to persue it then one stands to spend a bunch of legal fees without any guarantees of additional compensation by the courts. If I were an attorney I certainly would not take the case if the fees were previously refunded. I stand to gain little, if anything, for the time and effort.

 

But there are ambulance chasers who might be able to extract a nuisance fee.

neversink's picture

Good thing you are not an attorney, because none of your idiotic arguments are correct. When a contract is abrogated their are many avenues to seek for remedy. A lawsuit is the best option in this case.

neversink's picture

Good thing you are not an attorney, because none of your idiotic arguments are correct. When a contract is abrogated their are many avenues to seek for remedy. A lawsuit is the best option in this case.