Chalk one up for Donald Trump at Emory University in Atlanta.
Students protested after a series of “chalkings” on the campus that sported the message “Trump 2016” that left them traumatized and looking for their safe spaces.
Somebody wrote “Trump 2016” in chalk on an Emory University sidewalk. Students report feeling “unsafe” and “afraid” https://t.co/fFI7K6iitU
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) March 23, 2016
OH NO! CHALK! https://t.co/8p4cYH2ag6
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) March 23, 2016
— Mike G (@Goodie1969) March 23, 2016
“You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!” chanted the students, addressing University administration, while they waved signs that read “Stop Trump” or “Stop Hate,” reported Sam Budnyk in”The Emory Wheel” on Tuesday.
“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],” said one student. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus.”
— BitterApplesauce (@bitterclinger4e) March 23, 2016
University President James W. Wagner made an effort to listen to the students’ laments but shot down the request to send a University-wide email to “decry the support for this fascist, racist candidate,” reported the Wheel.
Apparently, oblivious to real terror attacks going on outside their safe spaces, students demanded their right to express themselves fear-free while ironically denying that right to others. One University junior said the “Accept the Inevitable: Trump 2016” chalking was “alarming.”
— Eugene Delgaudio (@eugenedelgaudio) March 23, 2016
School officials seemed to succumb to the students, sending out emails Tuesday addressing the concerns. Wagner’s message noted that the chalkings represented “values regarding diversity and respect that clash with Emory’s own.”
Social media users gave a virtual head shaking.
— Ann Boger (@ann_boger) March 23, 2016
— Andrew (@AVSIllini) March 23, 2016
— Lynne Lepine (@LepineLynne) March 23, 2016
— Pauli Babba (@PauliBabba) March 23, 2016
— BRRT (@uDiZZLEm8) March 23, 2016
— Drew Kalocai (@DrewKalocai) March 23, 2016
@_cingraham We are so screwed. Can we raise the voting age to 85?
— Manny Laureano (@MrPrincetrumpet) March 23, 2016
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