by Alexandria Willis | November 10, 2016 12:39 am
As a college student myself, this sounded beyond amazing to me. But, honestly, I think it perfectly portrays how ridiculous this campaign has become. Are we really allowing a man being elected that we didn’t support to dictate everything about our lives? It is nothing short of ridiculous.
The professor said,
“I am getting many heartfelt notes from students who are in shock over the election returns,” the Econ 115 professor wrote.
“The ones I find most upsetting are those who fear, rightly or wrongly, for their own families. These students are requesting that the exam be postponed,” the professor said. “On the other hand, I am sure that many students I have sacrificed to prepare for the test. Further, it is not easy to reschedule exam rooms at this late date. Finally, postponing the exam would throw off the rest of the schedule as well.”
“Therefore, I am making the exam optional,” the professor wrote. “I will calculate each students grade both with and without exam 2, placing all of exam 2’s weight on the final exam when exam 2 is omitted. I will then take, for each student, the maximum of the two final grades (with and without the exam). Those maximum scores will then be used for the final curve.”
Do you feel like the students’ fear is warranted? Minorities are worried for their families. Is this a legitimate fear? And what can we do as Americans to help alleviate that fear? On both sides of the issue fear and hate have led the election.
I think we need to stop and recognize that both sides are in pain. I am in pain over the fact that I am being called a racist, a sexist, a misogynist, a homophobe and an Islamophobe. It hurts me that my voice is being disregarded. It hurts me that people are unwilling to see that this election was about so much more than what the media wanted me to hear.
But they are hurting too. And if we disregard that we are just as bad as they are.
One of my dear friends who is Hispanic was told at the gas station today that she should go ahead and pack her bags now that Donald Trump was president. That angers me. That is not what a Republican presidency should look like.
Both sides are hurting. Maybe this professor wasn’t too far off base with how he chose to handle the situation.
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