After President-elect Donald Trump’s huge victory, college campuses across the country have kowtowed to special snowflake students who can’t handle it when things don’t go their way. At the University of Michigan, however, conservative students decided to fight back against this madness.
The Washington Post reported:
Amanda Delekta, a sophomore, started the #notmycampus petition out of frustration last week, after what she described as university leaders offering safe spaces and encouraging students to attend a vigil, rather than encouraging debate about the results. “For the University of Michigan, that prides itself on critical thinking and open dialogue, I was shocked to see that,” she said.
It spread quickly. Some wrote anonymously, such as a freshman who said she withheld her name because she is scared to even take out her laptop because it has a GOP elephant sticker on it. Another student wrote, “I have experienced more verbal attacks and insults in the past week than I have in my entire life.”
Many signed their names, saying they were disgusted by rigid viewpoints, stereotyping and self-righteousness — especially at a state flagship that is one of the most prestigious public universities in the country.
The petition was in response to University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel’s message to campus sent on Wednesday that catered to the bigotry of the left and the inability of special snowflakes to handle opposing viewpoints.
Schlissel and other members of the school’s leadership sent an email Sunday night in response to the petition in which he condemned alleged harassment that leftists assumed to be somehow connected to Trump, but gave just a passing nod to those that have “also been shouted at and accused of being racist because of their political views.”
No apology for his ridiculous message to campus that exhibited the type of bigotry exhibited by liberals who claim to be “tolerant.”
While the University of Michigan wrung their hands over the whiny sensibilities of liberal students, the Post reported that as one student noted, they don’t seem to care about the rampant discrimination against conservative students:
Reebehl El-Hage, a senior studying engineering, said by phone Tuesday that he didn’t vote for Trump but objected to what he called Schlissel’s condemnation of people who did. He had expected the president to understand there were two highly emotional sides — not to choose one of those sides.
The University of Michigan seeks diversity, El-Hage said. Just last month, Schlissel announced the school will invest $85 million over the next five years to boost diversity on campus. “They seek diversity in race, ethnicity, religion. But when it comes to diversity in opinion, they’re clearly biased on one side.”
As a Lebanese American student, he wrote on the petition, that he had never felt marginalized because of the color of his skin. As a conservative, however, “it is a whole other story.”
And he wrote that Trump won not because of racism and bigotry, but “because, as a nation, we have continuously ignored the plight of a large portion of the country who, for the past 8, 12, even 16 years, has been clamoring over its struggles to no avail,” citing issues such as rising insurance premiums and the loss of factory jobs.