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Meltdown Over Election Considered a ‘Hate Crime’ At This University

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What has happened to the youth? That is a question that many people are asking across the country. The youth used to represent promise for a better tomorrow, but with what we are witnessing on college campuses lately I am not sure we could last another generation.

This past election has shown the those with common sense how bad it truly is out there. Young adults are throwing temper tantrums, searching for safe spaces, and wearing safety pins just because their candidate did not win. It seems that instead of it starting to die down these absurd antics are only continuing.

Take for example an incident that happened at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, where the police have actually been contacted over a post-it note.

Dear Community Members:

Over the past week, there have been increasing reports of hateful acts on college and university campuses across the country. Covert micro-aggressions and overt macro-aggressions appear to have taken on new fervor in higher education since our national election. To be clear, these types of acts have been on the rise for many years, however, the frequency, boldness, and severity with which hateful acts have been occurring recently has, for many, signaled a new era of intolerance, fear and mistrust in higher education, as well as throughout our nation.

Edgewood College is not immune from such matters. Last weekend, our campus was visited by an act of cowardly hatred. One of our students initiated a process by which students (…and others) could express their feelings about the election outcome by writing their feelings on a sticky note and placing them on a table located in Wingra Commons. Many intense emotions were shared on the sticky notes representing various perspectives. From a review of the responses, this attempt at providing an avenue for sharing seemed to be a success.

Unfortunately, in a targeted act of intimidation and cowardice this past weekend, someone chose to post a sticky note message on the inside window of the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (OSDI) in Predolin Hall. A great deal of fear, sadness, and anger among students, faculty, and staff resulted — especially for those that gather in the OSDI space. The message was hateful and harmful to members of our community. It violated every value that this institution considers to be at its core.

A group of cross-functional college staff representing campus security, student conduct, human resources, Title IX enforcement, and diversity and inclusion measures convened Tuesday morning to discuss how to address the hateful message. The group determined that the message constituted a Hate Crime, based on guidelines from the Jeanne Clery Act and state law. In accordance with the policies and procedures set forth in the Edgewood College Student Code of Conduct, this incident has been reported to the Madison Police Department and is currently being investigated as a Hate Crime. Further, the crime will be reported through our institution’s Clery Act obligation and is also being investigated through the College’s Student Conduct Process.

Seriously, this is being investigated as a hate crime? They lost the election and now they need to move on instead of being indulged. However, that is exactly the problem right now with these young adults. They were not taught how to handle losing or any major disappointment when they were younger. Instead, they were given trophies, taken out to eat, shopping sprees and whatever else. They never learned how to deal with the agonizing feeling of being defeated, and how to pick yourself off and try it again, and because of that, we have this.

I am not sure if we can change this generation, but we can sure as hell change the one coming up now. Hopefully, my daughter and the rest of her generation will be able to turn the tide and help make America great again.

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How can these coddled, selfish, ridiculous young adults ever enter the workplace where there are no “safe zones”, no puppies to comfort them, and nobody caring about their “feelings”?

The workplace is a harsh, dog eat dog place and these little babies will never be able to hold down a job if they need being babied.

These universities where this kind of sick behavior is treated and allowed are putting these young people at risk for being on the government dole the rest of their lives where they can stay in their “safe places”, their baby cribs.

For bloody sake these youngsters are not 5 years old. They are supposed to be young adults. I can’t imagine being the parent of one of these kids. In fact, I never brought my son up to act like a baby when he was a young adult.

And of course, none of these students will ever be able to serve in the military. There are NO safe zones in a war. And their military leaders would probably court-martial them for being silly cry babies not doing their duty for our country. But, then again none of them would ever volunteer or be able to stand that kind of life.

The parents of these young people need to be whipped into shape and start instructing their babies that this is not real life. Or they are going to have them living in their basements forever.

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Comments on: "Unreal: Mocking Hillary Supporters’" (13)

  1. The gap between right and left is getting much wider and easier for anyone to see. Keep it up assholes.

    Life is hard and there is no lube.

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  2. HI Pepper, yes the young folks today are everything from disrespectful to their parents to spoiled brats that can’t cope. That being said, it didn’t start with this generation, it started long long before with each new generation. I recall my Father telling me when I was a boy, if he was half as smart as I thought I was, he would have the world by the tail. The hard days of living off the land, the WW1 & WW11, the great depression that made people strong is long forgotten. As technology advances and life gets easier, requiring far less manual labor and no brain power, this is what we have evolved to today with the children. Add in political correctness and how teachers are handicapped with both teaching and classroom control, thus the brats of today. Is there a cure, perhaps by making one year military service mandatory for everyone straight out of high school, before any other venture. Short of this, it will take some devastating event to happen to this country to even start to turn it around. Today’s children’s mind set and their behavior is not a left or right issue, it is our society’s failure.

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    • Hi Walt, well I guess I grew up in the generation of kids who were strictly disciplined and made to work in school and at home. i never once thought something should be handed to me nor was I ever babied. It helped me learn a big lesson to get ahead at work you need to work harder than the next person. I was taught by nuns in the Catholic church. And they don’t give you a break or allow you to be a baby. Work and accomplishment were the two big factors I was taught

      I don’t know which generation this started, but it sure is bad. I’d never send my kid to a public school in today’s world.

      I don’t know what the cure for this is also. But, I doubt a horrible affliction of some sort on our country would make any difference to these kids. They would just protest whatever happened and blame it on Trump if something does happen. They can’t think outside of themselves. It’s all me or nothing.

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  3. LIKE FATHER = LIKE SON
    IF, Daddy wuz ENTITLED/A GOV. EMPLOYEE/ON-WELFARE,
    Offspring don’t feel they have to work either.
    2 many KIDS just want FREE RIDES like Pappa & Momma.

    EITHER WORK/B PRODUCTIVE, OR, GET THE HELL OUT!!!

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    • aaah, I think you’re right. These kids must have been raised with parents of similar ideas.

      I agree, the parents are giving them a free ride on everything and the kids are now accustomed to getting every wish they want.

      Ha ha, get a job or get out. Sounds good to me. I can’t see these young people ever being productive individuals in our society. Maybe they’ll all become college professors so they never have to face the real world.

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  4. Student participation in these fuzzy coping mechanisms should get certificates and have them included in their graduation papers, so that businesses can make sure they have the right proportion of these special needs students in their employ.

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    • drrik, well that’s an idea. I guess the government will put in a new clause in the disability list so they can be given jobs. But, I have no idea what job they could actually do. Special needs for sure. They have a special need to be whooped into shape.

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  5. The future of this nation bothers me greatly, based on the behavior of today’s youth. You’re right Pepper, with a lot like this, I HIGHLY doubt that society as we know will last another generation.

    I totally agree with your spot-on commentary! These snowflakes had better snap out of this nonsense AND FAST! Life owes them nothing. Life isn’t full of safe spaces; stocked with puppies, Play-Doh, and binkies. Society will not play patty cake with them.

    All I can say at this point is that I am thankful to have grown up in a generation that was believed in being self-sufficient, that no one owes you a thing, respecting others, etc. I guess this current generation will be referred to as the “lost generation”.

    http://c2.nrostatic.com/sites/default/files/styles/original_image_with_cropping/public/uploaded/students-create-safe-space-after-speech.jpg?itok=Yw3rMp0V




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    • HHS I love those cartoons and best they are real. I don’t know what’s going to happen with people such as these cry babies. You are so right. Nobody owes anyone anything. And they will find that out if they ever try to get jobs. Safe spaces indeed. Try to find one of those at the workplace. You’d be laughed out of the job. Then their little feelings would be hurt and they’d put their binkies in their mouths. More laughter. Bring their stuffed animals. More laughter.

      They they would quite if their employer doesn’t fire them first. This will not be tolerated on a job.

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  6. Good grief. I am embarrassed for them and their parents.
    Wonder what that hateful, vile, scary note said ?
    Maybe “TRUMP WON !”

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