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?
Academia: Trump Wanting Economically Independent Immigrants Is ‘Detrimental,’ ‘Ethnic Cleansing’
Former Obama Homeland Security Secretary and current University of California president Janet Napolitano released a statement saying the expansion of the “public charge” definition “sends a detrimental message internationally — that the United States does not want other countries to send their best and brightest here to study” and that the decision “raises questions about the true intent behind the federal government’s unnecessary and misguided action.”
Questions like why is Trump doing this, unless he’s a racist? No, the real question, Janet, is why you can’t understand basic security measures. Regardless of how much of a blast he might have, you don’t let a child ride a rollercoaster if he’s not a certain height. Similarly, it doesn’t matter how much “diversity” an immigrant will add to America if he’ll require a taxpayer safety net and also, since the two are related, negatively impact Americans with crime.
But Napolitano wasn’t the only unhappy camper after the “public charge” expansions. University of Texas, Austin employee Alex Wild tweeted a couple years ago calling Trump a Nazi.
Now, Alex is the curator of entomology at UT Austin, entomology being a fancy word for studying insects. And he seems to have adopted some of the behavior of his test subjects because, annoying as a gnat, he was back this week, tweeting “Shortly after Trump took office, I noted that Republicans were preparing an ethnic cleansing. Now, in 2019, I stand by that statement. Their thin, panicky public denials stand in stark contrast to their public messaging. And to the growing body count.”
I think he might be referring to the El Paso shooting here? And that’s where we are in our political discourse, folks, advocating for reasonable immigration restrictions now equals genocide.
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.