UT Austin students recently took a final exam in their Constitutional Law course and the essay question, worth 50% of the test, asked them to pretend they were advising the governor of Kansas in an era before Brown v. Board of Education and argue in defense of school segregation in a thousand words or less, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation. The professor who gave this exam was Richard Albert, who is black, which shouldn’t matter, except it makes the kids who complained about the question sound even stupider.
“No one should have been forced to write an essay defending segregation,” said an unnamed white student to the class by email. He said the question made him “shocked and disgusted” and wanted his peers to complain to higher-ups.
A black student of Albert’s was mad with the white student, but don’t think it was because she supported the question.
“If you are not a person of color and you felt triggered by the exam question, I would encourage you to actually talk to a person of color in the class because, to be frank, the question did not address your experience,” she wrote on the email chain. “And because it is not your experience, it is not you[r] place to take charge of the dialogue without consulting the individuals who are actually impacted.”
Imagine how much it must suck to be allies with these people?
PETA MAD After One School Mascot Charges Another
PETA was not pleased after the University of Texas at Austin bull mascot charged the University of Georgia bulldog mascot, reported The Daily Caller.
The group apparently wrote letters to UTA and UGA, suggesting the schools stop using live-animal mascots. PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange said “It’s indefensible to subject animals to the stress of being packed up, carted from state to state, and paraded in front of a stadium full of screaming fans. It’s no surprise that a skittish steer would react to a perceived threat by charging.”
You know, I’m going to have to agree with CBS Sports reporter Barrett Sallee, who pointed out that he doesn’t think that a bulldog is much of a threat to a bull. Of course, it might’ve been a bit different if it were a pitbull — we know how frisky those can get.
PETA also kind of misses the point here because if you’re a fan of animal rights, you’d be hard-pressed to find creatures treated better than some of these mascots. That little UGA bulldog has an air-conditioned doghouse and sits on ice at games and some other schools’ mascots really live the life of luxury. Louisiana State University’s Mike the tiger reportedly gets a multimillion dollar home complete with a swimming pool, which is especially nice when you consider that the animal was donated to LSU by a rescue facility, according to Campus Reform.
LSU doesn’t even bring Mike out at games anymore, but that wasn’t enough for PETA, which wanted the school to get accredited to house the animal. It also wasn’t sufficient for more than a hundred thousand petitioners rounded up by Care2, which bills itself as a group working against “bigots, bullies, science deniers, misogynists, gun lobbyists, xenophobes, the willfully ignorant, animal abusers, frackers, and other mean people” by you know, ginning up social media lynch mobs to bully those it labels as such.
Tolerant Leftist Student Shreds Pro-Kavanaugh Signs
So the Young Conservatives of Texas group at UT Austin recently had the audacity to host a demonstration in SUPPORT of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to Campus Reform. Sarah Ogunmuyiwa, who’s apparently a former student government officer at the school, was NOT happy, stealing and ripping up the posters.
I’m not quite sure which I find more inspiring: progressives who understand that practicing tolerance and compassion sometimes involves sticky situations or the fact that it takes her only 14 tries to destroy two signs.
The protesters had signs reading “#MeToo gone #Too Far,” “no campus kangaroo courts in Congress,” “Kava-Not guilty,” along with a “change our mind” sign inviting dialogue, debate, OR the REALLY persuasive method of just tearing someone’s property to shreds.
I spoke with the school police department and they’re still investigating the situation, but honestly, those provocateurs should have been expelled.
The Young Conservatives chairman Saurabh Sharma — I DON’T feel bad mispronouncing his name because he’s probably a Nazi — HE said “it was also very clear that this started on the campus…this ethic of guilty [until] proven otherwise.”
That’s right: welcome to 2018, Saurabh — wake up and smell the extra soy coffee.
“[A counter-protester] was definitely the instigator for the violence, and she really kind of got up in our faces and even accidentally hit one of our members in the eye as she snatched the poster away,” he said.
Yeah, well, maybe you shouldn’t have supported rape culture. Anyway, my buddies over at the UT Austin Autonomous Student Network, you remember, the anarchocommunist group that suggested, instead of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Law Enforcement Incineration Day? Yeah, well they went online and posted the Young Conservatives’ names, photos, phone numbers, emails, and even job info, so maybe they’ll get fired. Dude, that would be so radical.
Twitter Bans Antifa Student Group
The Revolutionary Student Front is an Antifa student group at the University of Texas at Austin that thinks “bricks belong best thrown at pig heads” and yet also hosts “self-defense” classes. The group boasted a little over 2,000 Twitter followers until getting suspended, apparently for no reason, and with no notice when or if the account will be restored, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
But Twitter likely didn’t ban the Revolutionary Student Front for “hate speech.” The group explicitly incited violence by saying bricks should be thrown at cops. Here at Campus Unmasked, we absolutely loathe tooting our own horn, but RSF’s ban came only a day or so after my report for Campus Unmasked and The Daily Caller News Foundation on the Antifa students’ Revolutionary Mental Health Program.
The group was attributing mental illness to capitalist oppression and targeting students with mental illnesses for recruitment, saying “the primary method of combating the symptoms of mental illness that we face under capitalism must be organizing those suffering to come into violent class conflict with the system that creates their illness.”
What’s really funny is that I reached out to UT Austin for comment on that story and got no reply. Perhaps they thought the story would just fizzle out. But two days later…you know, AFTER tens if not hundreds of thousands had read the story, the school disavowed the group, saying it’s not an official campus organization.
“We have no record that the Revolutionary Student Front – which again, is not affiliated with the university – staged a self-defense class on our campus,” UT Austin spokesman Mr. J.B. Bird told me. “It’s also worth noting that organizations affiliated with the university must comply with our institutional rules. Threatened or actual violent conduct against a person is against university rules and counter to the university’s values.”
Back to Twitter. Props to Jack Dorsey and his social justice crew for finally taking action against an account that’s NOT right-wing, but don’t think this means their war against nonleftists is up. Just this week, the company temporarily suspended Canary Mission, a watchdog group which tracks hatred towards and incitement to violence against Jews, for “hateful conduct.” The doublethink is real. As for the Antifa kids, I see you reading my messages and not replying. You ain’t so sneaky and let’s be honest, you’ve got nothing to say.
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