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Univ. Prez: Students Scared/ 'In Pain' After Someone Wrote 'Trump 2016' in Chalk On Campus

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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 07:32 AM
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So the precious students of Emory University are currently attempting to find peace as they begin recovering from the intense trauma of confronting hate speech on campus. Yes, it appears the little darlings have been subjected to the words 'Trump 2016' written in chalk of some sidewalks on campus; the horrors!

Thank God the university President is so sensitive to their pain and trauma...he has promised to offer free counseling and to track down the villans responsible for this abhorrent crime against his student's frail sensitivities.



-President Jim Wagner said students viewed graffiti as intimidating
-Officials arranged a meeting for those offended to address concerns University organizations
-also offered counselling to those affected
-But some commentators have told the students to grow up
-Republican frontrunner won the Georgia primary earlier this month

The president of Emory University has spoken to demonstrators who said they were frightened after someone wrote 'Trump 2016' in chalk around campus.

Students at the Atlanta school, which has an enrollment of more than 14,000 claim their 'safe space' was violated when the messages appeared on sidewalks and buildings.

Jim Wagner, president of the Atlanta university, wrote Tuesday that the students viewed the messages as intimidation, and they voiced 'genuine concern and pain' as a result. He acted after student government wrote to him and slammed the university's response, prompting a meeting that led to protests.

Now administrators want to track down those responsible for the controversial markings. But some commentators on the university's student newspaper website told the students to grow up and accused them of being babies. As a result student organizations offered counselling to anyone who may have been impacted by what they had seen.

Emory on Wednesday provided The Associated Press with a copy of Wagner's letter, in which he said students confronted by Trump's name in chalk 'heard a message about values regarding diversity and respect that clash with Emory's own.'

Emory's student newspaper, The Wheel, said Wagner outlined four steps that administrators plan to take in order to address the issues raised by the protesters who said they were in pain in a campus-wide email.

He proposed 'immediate refinements to certain policies and procedural deficiencies; regular and structured opportunities for difficult dialogues; a formal process to institutionalize identification, review and addressing of social justice opportunities and issues; and commitment to an annual retreat to renew [their] efforts.'

Wagner added that the Freedom of Expression Committee is meeting to address whether the person or people responsible for the chalking were in compliance with Emory’s policy.

He said that they would debate technical issues, such as whether or not the chalkings were done on an appropriate surface. However, he believes that the broader concern motivating the protests had to do more with the ideas the chalkings stood for than how they were done.

The Wheel also reported that the students this week chanted, 'You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!' shortly before Wagner agreed to meet with them.

Their editor, Zak Hudak, posted an editorial addressing what had happened. He wrote: I do not take lightly the fears and pains of those students who felt victimized by the 'Trump 2016' chalkings around campus, and I try my best to support oppressed groups on campus. k



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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT
You will be interested to read the passionate debate on this incident in the "Special Snowflake" thread a few lines further down.
The OP and quite a few others share your reaction.


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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Scared? In pain? Over 'Trump 2016' written in chalk? Ed Rendell was right. It's the 'wussification' of America.

"Gov. Ed Rendell Stands By His Belief In The "Wussification of America"
www.businessinsider.com...



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: IAMTAT
You will be interested to read the passionate debate on this incident in the "Special Snowflake" thread a few lines further down.
The OP and quite a few others share your reaction.



Thanks. Didn't see this other one, due to title.
MODS...you can close this thread.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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liberals are so fragile, hopefully he gets a black vp , maybe that will cut the pain threshold in half



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

students becoming more like pussy cats. man up- we all see and hear things we dont like, you just ignore and move on

living in a world where women are becoming more masculine and males becoming more feminine



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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Funny how they feel pain from seeing someone else's opinion written in chalk but are quite happy with "Kill all men" Or some such rot.

Over entitled, spoiled little fascists. who weren't given the smack they surely needed as kids. That's all they are.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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LMFAO...BUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Goodbye America of yester year, we are so doomed if this is the generation coming up behind us. At this rate Canada totally could invade the U.S. within 10 years or so, our spineless new generation would just curl up in the fetal position and begin sucking their thumbs.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:11 AM
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Maybe they should implement permits.

You know the permit to carry a piece of concealed chalk



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:18 AM
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You think this was one of the things Trump was talking about when he said, "Make America Great Again"?
edit on 3 24 2016 by burgerbuddy because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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Actually, we should probably be relieved that these college students are still able to read...let alone, be offended.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:35 AM
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Topic Posted HERE

Thread May Soon Close...



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:40 AM
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Folks, how about a little compassion here??? I call upon Bernie Sanders and the living members of the Grateful Dead to drop everything and head to Emory to help re-build the tattered walls of the bubble that these overgrown toddlers live in.

[DISCLAIMER: As a long time deadhead that lives fairly close to Atlanta, I might have some self-serving motives here. P.S. Make sure Trey Anastasio is the guitarist and not John Mayer.]



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 08:54 AM
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So the president of that university is saying that their students are a bunch of pansies? Toughen up students, welcome to the real world where we are forced to choose the lesser of two evils.


I wonder if it will ever change. I am not going to put my faith in god ever coming to our rescue. Why would he do that when we are trashing this planet, a garden of Eden compared to any other planet we know exists.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:00 AM
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Thank heavens there is counselling available.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:02 AM
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Why would he do that when we are trashing this planet, a garden of Eden compared to any other planet we know exists.



Oh now don't you go worrying about the old Planet Earth now she will chew us up and spit us out then go exfoliate for a century or two be back to sustaining life like nothing ever happened.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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I have wanted to start a thread on this particular subject, meaning the "protect me from everything" crowd, but just can't stomach the idea long enough. I honestly can't express my disgust, disappointment and dislike of these little darlings. That a mere string of words, written in chalk, would send them running for their "safe place" is just......words fail me.
They seek to suppress the very Right they claim to hold dear. The Right to say what they want, where they want and when they want.....until someone says something they don't agree with. Then it's all "hate speech" and "safe places", to hide from the idea that might upset the precious wittle darlings and actually expose them to a world that could care less about their hurt feelings.
Stay in school kids. The real world will eat you alive.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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OMG...this is 'The Knights Who Say 'NI'...2016!
www.youtube.com...

"Those who hear them, seldom live to tell the tale."
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posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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Come on guys, we all know they aren't scared. They're just taking advantage of the current climate to silence and make a point out of anything they don't like. They know full well what they are doing, almost like a child first discovering the idea of plausible deniability.



posted on Mar, 24 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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Whats really sad is that this is in anyway newsworthy.




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