The other day we posted the one-stop-shopping site for fake hate crimes, but now we can share the one-stop-shopping site for all of the growing demands of student protestors: TheDemands.org. Nice of the protestors to gather all of their absurdity in one handy place.
Like this one from Tufts:
1. We demand that Black-identifying students make up 13 percent of Tufts undergraduate population.
“Black-identifying students?” Good to know Rachel Dolezal has a safe space waiting for her somewhere.
From Clemson University:
Additionally, we want a public commitment from the Clemson University Administration to prosecute criminally predatory behaviors and defamatory speech committed by members of the Clemson University community (including, but not limited to, those facilitated by usage of social media).
So now Clemson is supposed to police Facebook and Twitter posts?
I’m surprised this demand from Middle Tennessee State University hasn’t received more media attention:
1. Change Forrest Hall, a group of students,faculty, and community members has one demand: the immediate removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s name from Middle Tennessee State University’s ROTC building.
How long before Washington and Lee University has to drop Lee’s name? And then Washington’s? Lewis and Clark? Can’t do that: imperialist exploiters. William and Mary? Nope: named for patriarchal privilege. Heck, why not drop all names from every college and university, and just go with “University”?
Meanwhile, at Purdue University, run by the sensible Mitch Daniels, the rabble is peeved. But notice what is missing from their first demand:
1. We demand that administrators, specifically President Mitch Daniels, acknowledge the hostile environment caused by hateful and ignorant discrimination on Purdue’s campus. We also demand that he apologize for his erasure of the experiences of students of color in his email to the student body, where he asserted that Purdue is in “proud contrast to the environments that appear to prevail at places like Missouri or Yale.”
That’s right: they aren’t calling for Daniels to be ousted as president. Someone must have clued them in that they’ll lose.