Remember Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar? She attracted quite the media firestorm in March when, after former First Lady Barbara Bush died, she tweeted that she was “happy the witch was dead” and called her an “amazing racist.” Well, Randa went off again this week, this time against an entire race:
“At some point, all of us in the literary community must DEMAND that white editors resign. It’s time to STEP DOWN and hand over the positions of power. We don’t have to wait for them to f**k up. The fact that they hold these positions is f**k up enough,” she said, according to The Washington Times.
She was responding to a poem titled “How To” written by Anders Carlson-Wee, featured in The Nation, and including the lines “Don’t say homeless, they know / you is” and “If you’re crippled don’t / flaunt it.”
The poem apparently “contains disparaging and ableist language that has given offense and caused harm to members of several communities.” Um, what kind of harm are we talking — how many people had to be rushed to the ER? “We are sorry for the pain we have caused to the many communities affected by this poem. We recognize that we must now earn your trust back.” What trust, Nation? “But more importantly, we are listening.”
And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, really sums up the progressive mentality. Shut up and listen to what we tell you, or else.
Pro-Life On Campus? Prepare To Get Punched, Have Signs Kicked In, Chalk Erased
Are you a pro-life student? You might want to prepare to get punched, have your signs destroyed, and your chalk erased.
The first weekend of December marked the latest instance of left-wing intolerance to pro-life student demonstrators. Fifteen-year-old pro-life student Purity Thomas was praying and advising women in front of a Planned Parenthood when she was punched in the face, reported The Daily Caller.
If that’s not shocking enough, the police didn’t arrest this criminal. Now, Thomas knows who punched her but “she was not disclosing the identity of her assailant because the woman had just had an abortion and she wants her to heal instead of receive harassment.”
“I feel super sorry for her and I want her to know that we’re not violent, we actually care about her,” said Thomas. “Being punched was nothing compared to what those babies are feeling when they are aborted…and honestly, I would take a million punches if it saved one child.”
Texas State University student Ian Ramos kicked and punched in pro-life signs on campus. He stated the signs did not constitute free speech, which is a tad surprising for a history and government student. Ramos is pursuing a teaching certification, as of April 2017.
California State University, Fresno professor Gregory Thatcher erased pro-life chalking on campus, even after a student told him she had gotten permission to chalk in the vicinity. Thatcher will participate in First Amendment training and has to pay $17,000 for a court settlement, but Thatcher’s insurance company will be paying the fee and the professor “did not, in any way, admit to any wrongdoing.” Ramos, who destroyed the signs, received no punishment, and is unrepentant, saying he would do it again. Welcome to 21st century universities, where exercising free speech has its consequences, but prevent it, and you’ll be A-OK.