From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum
Feeling the Mizzou pain at Columbia
You didn’t know that Columbia was having student protests? You thought that was Mizzou and Yale? Silly you–Columbia is having a solidarity protest! That’s where you decide that students at some other campus are suffering so badly from microaggressions that you walk out of your classes, too.
And because not a lot of your fellow students are all that interested in getting involved in other people’s ideological battles–well, you pressure them!
That’s what’s happening at Columbia right now, according to the New York Post:
“Columbia student activists are pestering peers to attend campus protests and walk-outs in solidarity with college students at Missouri and Yale or risk social isolation, students say.
“Organizers posted flyers and sent Facebook messages inviting undergraduates to wear black clothing and join two demonstrations last Thursday to support people of color who are ‘marginalized and threatened.’
“But some students worried they would be ‘ostracized’ if they did not participate or dress in sync, one college parent said.
“’There’s been a campaign of intimidation, where students are going dorm to dorm, floor to floor and asking students to go back to their dorms and put on black if they’re not wearing black,’ the parent said….
“Hundreds of Columbia students gathered at the South Lawn Thursday, and some speakers heckled bystanders who did not participate.
“’Look at those guys playing Frisbee — that is the definition of privilege,’ said one speaker.”
Read the whole thing here.
Posted by Charlotte Allen