Six Things That Offended Students In 2017

Via Campus Reform,

Every year, college students across the country find new and absurd ways to be offended, leading to justifiable confusion of campus-themed stories with headlines from The Onion.

 

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In many cases, college-goers are taught to despise long-standing American institutions and symbols, such as police officers, the Constitution, and even the American flag itself.

So, this year, Campus Reform has decided to take a look back at 2017 to highlight some of the silliest and most disturbing things students found offensive.

1. 9/11 memorials

Conservative students all around the country often erect memorial displays on September 11 to remember the lives that were lost in the day’s tragic events, but this year some memorials were vandalized or relocated to prevent students from taking offense.

At Southern Methodist University, for instance, the administration moved a 9/11 memorial to a lightly-trafficked area of campus because its contents might be considered “triggering, harmful, or harassing.”

At Columbia University, one passerby took matters into his own hands, removing about 50 flags from the memorial and throwing them in the trash.

2. The Constitution

Controversy abounded this year at Kellogg Community College after campus officials arrested three conservative activists who were passing out pocket-copies of the Constitution. Administrators told the activists that asking students if they “like freedom and liberty” was disruptive because passers-by didn’t “know that they can say ‘see ya later.’”

The Alliance Defending Freedom subsequently sued the college, accusing it of violating both the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

3. The police

In November, Brooklyn College asked New York City police officers to use bathrooms on the far end of campus in order to avoid being seen by students who might be offended by their presence.

The move came several weeks after students attended a screening of a film about NYPD’s surveillance of Muslim students as part of its counterterrorism efforts.

4. Monuments

2017 saw a widespread movement to rid the country of Confederate monuments, some of which are located on or near college campuses. At the University of Tennessee, three professors claimed that colleges should rename controversial monuments in general because of the “psychological harm” they cause to minority students.

Meanwhile, the University of North Carolina is in the midst of an ongoing debate over whether a statue of a Confederate soldier known as “Silent Sam” should be removed from campus.

5. Non-“inclusive” language

2017 also saw a trend of university departments issuing what are commonly dubbed “inclusive-language guides” that help students and staff avoid words that might be offensive to some.

One such guide was issued at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where officials cracked down on potentially offensive language by telling student to “check yourself” before using terms such as “illegal alien” “ugly,” or even “you guys.”

Similarly, Emerson College deemed the term “homosexual” to be an offensive reference to gay or lesbian people, saying only the latter two terms are sufficiently inclusive.

6. Christmas

Students find new ways every year to be offended by Christmas, but this year an academic department at the University of Minnesota declared that even “bows/wrapped gifts” are “not appropriate for gatherings and displays.”

Instead, the department encouraged its employees to “consider neutral-themed parties such as ‘winter celebration,’” suggesting using color combinations that aren’t associated with Christmas or Hanukkah.

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Oliver Klozoff alexcojones Wed, 01/03/2018 - 19:03 Permalink

That image is just great.

A company I know of actively recruits morans like those pictured. They bend over backwards to attract these freaks, relaxing dress codes, creating "flexible" work zones, all the usual modern crap.

In my day (ancient history evidently) prospective employees quickly adopted the rules and culture of the workplace or found themselves out on the street again.

Yesterday they posted new rules concerning the use of mobile devices that prohibit exactly what every one of those flakes is doing, without the usual dire threat from non-compliance, "up to termination".

Apparently, they are appealing to their "better natures" and "moral conscience", plainly demonstrated by these stellar examples,  to police themselves and their behavior.

I can't wait to see this in action.

 

Edit: The edit button is back!

 

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Dr. Bonzo miberxx Wed, 01/03/2018 - 17:33 Permalink

Wait until these morons get offended by the burger flipping minimum wage.

What fucking minimum wage are you yacking about? You people are seriously out to lunch. For every 9 of them who end up flipping burgers 1 of them is working at Goldman. Morgan. Credit Suisse. Citi. They're all over city councils, local government, federal courts. Everywhere. Wake. The. Fuck. Up.

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techpriest Dr. Bonzo Wed, 01/03/2018 - 19:27 Permalink

I think you are right about this. I am thinking about a video special effects guy who was a rabid leftist and more or less got a free pass to intimidate and harass anyone he wanted. I left the company just before layoffs rolled through our department, but while i could runa laps around him intellectually he could not chill out for anything. Him and the super pro LGBT girl.

 

They will likely be middle managers somewhere, making lives hell for some time.

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alexcojones Wed, 01/03/2018 - 17:09 Permalink

Driving while surrounded by texting snowflakes is what triggers me. But then I an old dinosaur.

    "Consider the simple act of driving: First thing a snowflake will do, after starting the car, is check Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Most snowflakes hold their  electronic binkie everywhere they go. Called a smart phone, most snowflakes rarely put it down, except to shower. Maybe not even then, since newer cellphones have now become waterproof and attachable at the wrist.

   "To American snowflake patriots, driving while texting is a a sacred Constitutional right, like the 2nd Amendment of Snowflakedom. Somewhere in the Constitution it is clearly stated: The Right to Bear Cellphones, Shall Not Be Infringed! Thus most snowflakes hold tightly to their iPhones while pulling into traffic. Oblivious to everyone else and endangering themselves and others, they speed along every American highway with cellphones grasped firmly in hand."

Are You a Precious Snowflake? Or Old Dinosaur?

 

curly alexcojones Wed, 01/03/2018 - 20:44 Permalink

Heh. 

Out here in the wilds East of Seattle, there's a herd of "denim blondes" driving large 2+ ton brand-new probably leased SUVs.  Since the local pols passed a law saying it's illegal to be holding a mobile to your ear visibly, they all now have the phones on the console and are looking down at the phone while "driving".  Soccer moms, lacrosse moms, yoga moms, doesn't matter.  Combine that with the new trend of replacing 4-way stop intersections with roundabouts, and fun times.  Dog and I have nearly been run over multiple times.

Large rock through the window or loud, powered megaphone are probably unforgivable macro-aggressions punishable by death, or worse, sensitivity reeducation training, comrade.

What's interesting is that there's a similarly sized population of F150 and Silverado drivers who don't seem to be afflicted with the same dangerous distractive disease; they seem to pay attention and just drive, and politely wait for dogs to cross the roundabouts and other intersections.

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