“Greek life may have taken after Trump so well because of the pressure that the PC Police and administrations have put on Greek life in the last 10 years,” [an Old Row spokesman] said of many fraternity and sorority members taking to The Donald. “Students are sick of the PC police on campus telling them what to think, criticizing everything someone does, being offended by everything, and taking away the traditions of their organizations.”Yes, and engaging in guilt-tripping of mainstream Americans whilst twisting logic to rationalize the failures and the foolishness of the mascots du jour. Sometimes the only way to deal with the idiocy is to laugh at it. Having the courage to laugh sometimes brings out the courage in others.
“It seems the Chalkening made a lot of people that were on the fence step back and realize how silly outrage culture has become, and that is really fantastic.”It's a strange world, in which a spokesman for the Greek-letter organizations is the last defender of academic inquiry. Given that the chancellor at highly-regarded California-San Diego is on record endorsing the outrage culture, it is likely that the Trumpening will continue, if as a form of civil disobedience.
They particularly found the accusations that the chalk marks were forms of “racial intimidation” particularly egregious. The staffer believes the outrage is unfortunately a part of the larger phenomenon of American colleges no longer tolerating different points of view.
“The fact that writing the name of the front-runner of a major political party during an election season could even be considered ‘racial intimidation’ shows how absurd outrage culture has become. This is simply thought oppression that is happening on campuses all over the country, which is really sad,” he said.
“College is supposed to expose you to a wide variety of ideas, especially ones you disagree with.”
This graffiti runs counter to our campus values of equity and inclusion. We value diversity and respect for all cultures.Free speech for everybody but the Trumpkins?
UC San Diego is steadfast in the commitment to our Principles of Community which reflect a collective dedication to a campus where we uphold each individual’s right to dignity, justice and respect. We affirm the Principles of Community as the guide for all campus citizens as we move forward to foster the best working and learning environment.
But the Diversity Weenies deserve only to be mocked.