Normally I am ambivalent to these sorts of things or even slightly able to be empathetic to the student protesters. Because, whatever…protest away.
But I read the article twice and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why the kids’ reaction to these chalkings was to march up to the administration and start yelling. Why not get buckets of water and wash them away in defiance? Why not get yourself some chalk and draw penises over the ads and “Fuck Trump!” all over the sidewalks?
They complained that there had been swift action when a swastika appeared on campus and wondered why these chalkings didn’t get the same treatment. I understand the tenuous link between Trump and Hitler right now but the symbol and the campaign signs are really VASTLY different.
I’m mad at these kids for chipping away at my ability to empathize :-/