by William Teach | January 27, 2016 7:36 am
These special snowflakes are going to be in for a rude awakening when they graduate (with $50k or more in student loans debt) and find out the world tends not to coddle special snowflakes, and that few will tolerate those with Special Snowflake Syndrome
(Mediaite) Student leaders at the University of Oregon debated removing a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. from its student center, arguing that the quote was not inclusive enough for modern understandings of diversity.
Oregon’s Erb Memorial Union, which is currently under renovation, had the following famous King quote on the wall: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream…”
But as renovation continues, the Oregon Student Union seriously considered replacing that quote. “The quote is not going to change,”reports student paper Oregon Daily Emerald, “but that decision was not made without some hard thought by the Student Union Board.”
Their problem with the quite was that it wasn’t inclusive of gender identity, otherwise known as people of one biological identity who prefer to dress as the other. It’s a tiny fraction of the population that we are not only supposed to tolerate, but patronize and elevate over all others. Which I always find hilarious, since we’re told how strong they are, yet, they demand that they are afforded all sorts of liberties other groups aren’t, and Government needs to help and protect them.
“Diversity is so much more than race,” said one sophomore architecture major. “Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of things like that.”
This is a university that is almost 64% white, and just 2% Black. These little lilly white Social Justice Warrior Special Snowflakes actually believe that MLK is a microaggressor, that he’s not PC enough for today’s crowd. William A. Jacobson notes
There is an irreconcilable tension between Dr.King’s call to not base the evaluation of people on the color of their skin, and the modern progressive demand that skin color (and other immutable characteristics) be a central focus of everything.
It’s why Black Lives Matter protesters and supporters are infuriated by the counter-demand that All Lives Matter. And it’s enough to cause a near-riot or riot on campus.
The political left is enamored by identity politics, some because they are Special Snowflakes, some because they are just following the crowd, and some because they realize that identity politics leads to government intervention which leads to Progressive (nice fascism) policies which put innumerable controls on our private lives.
Oh, and to repeat, these kids are going to find that the world outside their college bubble is going to be less than tolerant of this activity, and companies tend not to hire candidates whose background and social media show that they would be a lawsuit waiting to happen, hence the reason why so many young people are unemployed or underemployed.
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