Emory student gov. pledges ‘emergency funds’ to help those ‘in pain’ over Trump chalking

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Via Campus Reform: Emory’s Student Government Association (SGA) and the College Council released a joint statement Tuesday after students voiced “genuine concern and pain” over pro-Donald Trump chalkings on campus saying that “the messages represent particularly bigoted opinions, policies, and rhetoric.”
Following the “unexpected chalking” which consisted of such phrases as, “Vote Trump 2016,” “Accept the Inevitable, Trump 2016,” and “Build the Wall,” about 40 students protested in front of the Emory Administration Building with signs saying “Stop Trump” and “Stop Hate.”
“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],” one student said, “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well…I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school.”
The Emory Wheel reports that student Jonathan Peraza led chants of “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain,” during the protest. “So this student is afraid of chalk opinions? Is this real life? That’s the standard of fear now,” Fox Sport’s Clay Travis said in reply to Peraza cries.
The students then moved inside the Administration Building while shouting, “We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
Once inside a boardroom, with president James Wagner listening, Peraza asked his fellow students how they were feeling.
“Frustration” and “fear” were some of the responses before one student said tearfully, “How can you not [disavow Trump] when Trump’s platform and his values undermine Emory’s values that I believe are diversity and inclusivity when they are obviously not [something that Trump supports].”
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Wagner reportedly then asked the students what the university should do about the situation, to which one student replied, “decry the support for this fascist, racist candidate.”
After over an hour of discussion, Wagner eventually agreed and said he would begin to draft an email. He also assured the protesters that officials will be reviewing security footage and if the offenders are Emory students then they will go through the conduct violation process. If they are not students, they will be charged with trespassing.
Amanda Obando, a student at Emory, said she was fearful after the chalkings appeared and expressed concern that the university didn’t take any immediate, definite steps. “People still don’t understand that the protest yesterday served not only as an expression against one interpretation of the chalking, but also as a collective manifestation against the fear that a bigot leader can create,” Obando added.
Libertarian writer Jeffrey Tucker took it a step further and equated the chalking with a “cross burning.”
“It was like cross burning. It was on private property. It was extremely damaging and the students and faculty were totally embarrassed…it was absolutely intended to intimidate everyone and it worked,” Tucker told Reason.com.
Not long after the Trump chalkings appeared, many of them were already replaced with phrases saying, “Choose compassion,” “Stop hate” and “Stand against hatred.”
“Look, I’m so pleased I was in the building when [the protesters] arrived,” Wagner said in an interview with The Emory Wheel, “The opportunity to listen and their willingness to try to explain more and more clearly to me what the root of the concerns were was very effective.”
In his campus-wide email, Wagner outlined four steps that he plans to take, which includes immediately refining certain policies, providing opportunities for difficult dialogues, starting a process to institutionalize identification, and reviewing and addressing social justice issues.
The SGA and College Council pledged in the statement, obtained by Campus Reform, to stand in solidarity with the “threatened” communities of this incident and to also make emergency funds available to “any student organization looking to sponsor events in response to this incident.”
Zak Hudak, The Emory Wheel’s editor-in-chief, says that it shouldn’t be the role of an educational institution to tell students which opinions they are allowed to have. “If we shut down the opposition, we lose our purpose as a university. We lose the courage to inquire, and we lose the ability to engage with the contention that we will encounter outside of the Emory community,” Hudak argued.
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Marcia Walsh
4 years ago

oh please! what do they do when they see graffiti? piss their widdle pants?

Dave
Editor
Dave
4 years ago

Emorrhoids.

Dave
Editor
Dave
4 years ago

Funny, as they weren’t complaining when BLM thugs were writing all over the campus not too long ago.
-Dave

Dave
Editor
Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  Dave

LOL – Looks like I have attracted yet another down-arrow troll.
Must be my aftershave. 😉

TrailDust
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TrailDust
4 years ago

Wow! Our system has sunken to a new low.
Pajama Boy

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 years ago
Reply to  TrailDust

Ironic that they have to keep DIGGING deeper,so they CAN sink to a “new Low”. Permission the snivel for their anxiety? “Sniffle,sniffle,WAAAH!” Now,back to stuff that MATTERS.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
Dr. Eowyn
4 years ago

When Trump becomes president, the heads of these delicate snowflakes will explode. Perhaps they’ll then finally drop out and leave U.S. colleges & universities saner places for the young people who actually want to learn.

marblenecltr
4 years ago

Denying a popular and patriotic candidate from even being mentioned, let alone to speak, is a great disruption to our honorable political process. Such stifling of opinions is on the order of Hitler’s book burning. Who is promoting such activity and how much money is being spent? Will we see substantial endowments in the future for the graduation of students unable to understand anything but what is desired by those seeking to dumb down a greatly depopulated mankind.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 years ago
Reply to  marblenecltr

I REALLY want to blame the Democrats for all this “anti-Trump” BS,but I know political party affiliation has little to do with it;the politicals who are pushing against Trumps possible Nomination/Election are from ALL factions,and they arre fearing for their “political” lives-if Trump wins,their “gravy train careers” are OVER,and they just can’t STAND the thought of being Lawful,Constitutional Politicians. (Where’s the “Perks” in THAT??) That’s why we’re hearing of these discreetly discussed plans from the “old school GOP” to slide a “ringer”,with ALL their support (Legal and ILLEGAL) in at the last minute to steal the Nomination,and Election. This all… Read more »

marblenecltr
4 years ago

Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
Lets here it fore hier lurning!

pat361
pat361
4 years ago

I think this is bogus. Probably crisis actors being paid by the CIA.

marblenecltr
4 years ago

Could Soros get tax deductions because of a financial support for that protest against higher learning? Students vying for summa cum ignorance honors.

Hadenoughalready
4 years ago

And to think – these thumb-suckers will, someday, be running this country.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 years ago

Through Lame Stream Media,they’re ALREADY getting a great start at the art of MISmanaging the US. Look how people in authority jump whenever a group of students get their panties in a wad over some relatively minor issue-the kinda stuff that used to be just not worth even worrying about. What are these whiners gonna do when later in life they run into REAL problems and learn their beloved Government WON’T help ’em?

Hadenoughalready
4 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

I’m looking forward to it, TJ. They’ll faint like those “fainting goats” do. Hopefully they’ll die as well and save us the trouble of having to take them out.

CalGirl
4 years ago

AND…paying (or not paying, b/c they are all on some kind of government subsidy—-NON-contributing “members” of our voting public and our social structure) YOUR Social Security…..or your retirement structure…..or EVEN your community home-owner tax-base……AND SO ON.

Angel Scott
4 years ago

Hey, I’m traumatized just reading about it! (For different reasons of course)
How do I get some money? Why shouldn’t I get compensated for my outrage over the stupidity?
Whoever gets the most money will probably have chalk on their hands.

CalGirl
4 years ago
Reply to  Angel Scott

I’m “traumatized” too, and I will JOIN you in a “class action suit.” Sign me up.

politicalpunkdude
4 years ago

These kids need to grow up. It’s like liberalism is a disease and my generation is plagued with it. Come check out my new blog:
THE POLITICAL PUNK DUDE
and see the world from my eyes. I’m socially liberal on some stuff (gay marriage, Marijuana, etc ) but a hard line conservative on most other things… especially when it comes to these little babies and their microagressions, oh and criminals like Hilary going to prison.