Are we creating a generation of mentally-ill, credentialed, physically mature children?
These people will never survive in the real world.
[Update a couple minutes later]
What the Yale shame should teach us.
I spent a lot of time in Columbia over the past couple weeks.
Somehow, this seems like cheap theatrics. I suspect that if they’d had a chance at a bowl, they wouldn’t have made this threat. Amusingly, I heard this morning that the basketball team (which I’d imagine has a black player or two) wants nothing to do with it. But they still have hopes for a successful season.
The “collective guilt of white people in Missouri“:
The goal is not to establish responsibility and identify actual perpetrators. The actual goal is power: the power to make demands that will be obeyed—the power to turn the tables and reverse the power differential, putting the protesters in charge of what Allan Bloom called the “dancing bears” in the university faculty and/or administration. A central demand of protesters such as those at Missouri is almost always a university-wide process of mind-control and intimidation, with the mandatory requirement that administrators offer and faculty and students attend classes and/or workshops that describe exactly what is now required in terms of speech, thought, and behavior that the protesters deem acceptable.
In other words, the protesters want to become the official campus propagandists. Perhaps they already have done so.
Yes. And in addition to the re-education camps, they won’t be satisfied with these two scalps.
Oopsie, that was racist, I guess.
[Update a while later]
Remember this is one of the top “journalism” schools in the country:
“You need to back up if you’re with the media!” a voice in the background yelled to the journalists trying to document the protest. “You need to respect the students! Back up!”
“I am a student,” Tim Tai, a student photographer trying to cover the protest, responded.
After Tai protested that the crowd was trying to push him, several people in the crowd laughed, tried to cover the camera with their hands, and responded, “Okay, then we’ll just block you.”
“You don’t have a right to take our photos,” one of the protesters asserted, apparently unaware that he was on taxpayer-funded public property that is by law open to the press.
Later in the video, the crowd aggressively started pushing the reporter around in an attempt to get him to stop covering their behavior.
As noted, I suspect they don’t think that police has such a right to “privacy” from being photographed. Freedom for me, not for thee.
This is a little good news. The J-School faculty is voting to withdraw the courtesy appointment of the little fascist.