College students organize to abolish grades below a ‘C’–and that’s just for starters

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The snowflakes at Ohio’s Oberlin College want to spend more quality time doing important things like “activism,” protesting, social justice, making the world safe for Marxism, and otherwise making a general nuisance of themselves without having to worry about those silly little things called grades.

In fact, more than 1,300 students have signed a petition asking to be guaranteed a C for the semester, regardless of what they actually earned in class. Because “social justice” is all the class they need, yo!

Some even want to replace essays and midterms with a pleasant talk with the professor. How quaint.

You see, combining those heavy course loads (who knew “The sociology of Miley Cyrus,” “The joy of garbage” and “What if Harry Potter is real?” were such difficult courses!) with their heavy “activism work” makes it hard on a precious flower these days. (Not to mention all the work it takes to plant all those fake hate crimes, but that’s a whole other deal.)

This, from the same group that gave us so many laughs with their January demands for an $8.20/hour “activism wage.” (Hey, even SJWs gotta eat!) Of course, that did die down a bit when administrators refused to pay it and also possibly because students may have figured out they could make $15/hour protesting Trump rallies. Cha-ching!

Sometimes the students even have to, horror of horrors, leave their safe spaces and drive across town to find a cause to champion. Megan Bautista says, “A lot of us worked alongside community members in Cleveland who were protesting [the 2014 Tamir Rice shooting by a police officer], but we needed to organize on campus as well — it wasn’t sustainable to keep driving 40 minutes away. A lot of us started suffering academically.”

The New Yorker reports that this has happened before, in the early 1970s no less, when Oberlin students who protested the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings got their grades adjusted.

“You know, we’re paying for a service. We’re paying for our attendance here. We need to be able to get what we need in a way that we can actually consume it,” student Zakiya Acey told The New Yorker. “Because I’m dealing with having been arrested on campus, or having to deal with the things that my family are going through because of larger systems — having to deal with all of that, I can’t produce the work that they want me to do. But I understand the material, and I can give it to you in different ways.”

God help us all.

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