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Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Chalkening II: Electric Boogaloo

You’d recall last week when I wrote a blog post about how students at Emory College became “triggered” after discovering the phrase “Trump 2016” scribbled in chalk all over their campus, to the point where they staged a protest and demanded emergency funds for counseling.

Turns out that yet another college had a similar experience with chalk drawing “microaggressions”—and if you thought the first college chalk freakout was bad, this one is much worse.

Recently, not only was “Trump 2016” scribbled all over the campus of the University of Michigan, but so were other Trump-related phrases such as “Build the Wall” and “Stop Islam.” And not only did this cause the student body to freak out, but also call the local police.

No, I’m not making that up. College students were so “triggered” by the “microaggression” that is chalk drawings that they called the police over it. You only have to wonder how the initial phone call went.

“Hello, police? Yes, somebody wrote ‘Trump 2016’ in chalk on the sidewalk outside my dormitory. What do I expect you to do about it? I want you to come down here, clean it up, and hunt down the s***lord who wrote it, that's what! What do you mean custodial work isn’t part of your job description?! Your job description is to protect and serve the public—and right now, this public person needs someone to protect her feelings!”

Oh, but wait. That’s not all. Yet another incident happened at yet another college, and it’s even worse than that.

At Scripps College, a female students woke up one morning to discover “Trump 2016” written on the white board outside her front door. And I want you to guess—f***ing guess!—how she reacted to it? Did she file a complaint with the student administration? Did she notify her dormitory’s resident assistant? Did she simply erase the “offending” message from her white board and shirk it off as no big deal?

Nope, nope, and—ha ha!—definitely nope. She instead reported the “racist act of violence” to the local police. Again, I’m not making that up:
Scripps College’s student president says she alerted campus police after “#trump2016” was found scrawled on a dorm room door, calling it “racist … violence,” according to an email she sent to the campus community, a copy of which was circulated Saturday on social media.

“This morning, a Mexican-American Scripps student woke up to find her whiteboard vandalized with the phrase ‘#Trump 2016,'” Minjoo Kim, student body president, said in her March 26 email.

“This racist act is completely unacceptable,” Kim continued. “Regardless of your political party, this intentional violence committed directly to a student of color proves to be another testament that racism continues to be an undeniable problem and alarming threat on our campuses.”
And in case you’re curious, this is the offending message that was left:

You have to wonder how these fragile college students are going to vote this November. If Trump wins, it’ll be because they were too afraid to show up at the voting booth in fear of seeing his name on the ballot!