TraThis article at The Atlantic seems to suggest that students who go to college in hopes of actually learning something are getting fed-up with protest culture. This would be a welcome change. Although the Progressive Leftists have become so adept with their bullying and intimidation tactics that few students were willing to go on the record to express their disapproval.
I was struck by something as I read this Facebook post from one of the radicals.
“To all the white & able(mentally/physically) who don’t come to sit-ins(ever, anymore, rarely): all i got is shade for you. [… If] you ain’t with me, then I will accept that you are against me. There’s 6 hums left, I best be seein all u phony ass white allies show-up. […] How you gonna be makin all ur white supremacy messes & not help clean-up your own community by coming and sitting for a frickin hour & still claim that you ain’t a laughin at a lynchin kinda white.”
Translated from the original Idiot: “If you are white and don’t participate in my protests, I will call you a racist. Also, you’re a racist even if you do participate in my protest.”
OK, here’s a theory. Suppose you were a student of mediocre ability who got accepted to a university because of some other factor unrelated to your academic abilities. You get there and you discover the coursework is way over your head. So what do you do? A. Buckle down, work harder, and learn what you can. B. Transfer to another school more closely suited to your abilities. or C. Rail that the difficult classes are actually “racist,” “oppressive to marginalized communities,” and “support a system of white supremacy.” Only one of these options is both easy and assures you of societal approval.