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
@_cingraham @emorywheel Chalk. They were traumatized by chalk. #WeAreDoomed
— 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.”
@_cingraham @AndrewStilesUSA @emorywheel maybe they can get their midterms delayed while they recover
— 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.”
@_cingraham @GraciasDarling call 9 1 1 , Justice Dept. 4get Hillary, ISIS, let’s find, arrest, jail all chalk buyers in 10 mile radius LOL
— 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.
@_cingraham @emorywheel I’d laugh, but it’s just too sad.
— Ann Boger (@ann_boger) March 23, 2016
@_cingraham @emorywheel you have got to be shitting me
— Andrew (@AVSIllini) March 23, 2016
@Alexjoco5 @_cingraham @emorywheel they should be wearing diapers!
— Lynne Lepine (@LepineLynne) March 23, 2016
@_cingraham @emorywheel safe spaces filling up quickly @ Emory U
— Pauli Babba (@PauliBabba) March 23, 2016
@_cingraham Hopefully they don’t develop PTSD. Differing opinions can destroy lives. pic.twitter.com/KelWhuZS0y
— BRRT (@uDiZZLEm8) March 23, 2016
@paton_richard @_cingraham @emorywheel I’d settle for them doing a tour away from palatial colleges as a roady for some crappy band.
— 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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