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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 12:09 PM
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How are some of these really that terrible, like requesting more Halal or Kosher meals being available at a college that has a large population of those students?

I feel like if someone is forced to pay into a $3,000 meal plan, they should be able to get something to eat.

As for the roommate thing, the fact that at 18 you can in theory get drafted to die in the Army or can sign away your life with school crushing student debt but can't get a beer and we are terrified you might have sex is amusing and sad.

How is wanting to teach about Native American History terrible? Or the fact that a college is investing money in a for-profit prison not really disturbing.
Some of the list is reasonable. Some is not.

They want to prevent other people from expressing ideas they disagree with. That's not reasonable.

They want a prayer room for Muslim students in every campus building. Is it reasonable? I don't know. Does every campus building have a free accessible room? I don't know.

They want tenure for African American studies professors. Tenure is increasingly hard to come by these days in most universities. Do they want tenure in excess of the tenure rate in other departments? Don't know.

They want every event preceded by a statement about the university land being stolen from indigenous people's. What? Why stop there? Let's have a laundry list of grievances from any minority read aloud at every gathering.

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It always strikes me as humorous that folks from countries where they'll cut your head and fingers off for looking at someone the wrong way come to the U.S. demanding life be set up in manner that pleases them. Moreover, it would bring us all back to reality to realize if history didn't happen exactly the way it did, none of us, individually, would have ever been born.

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There are not a lot of countries that are that conservative. Maybe Saudi Arabia, maybe Iran, but most of the Muslim world is not nearly so narrow minded.

My wife and I just spent a holiday in an arabic, islamic country and had no problems at all.


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It always strikes me as humorous that folks from countries where they'll cut your head and fingers off for looking at someone the wrong way come to the U.S. demanding life be set up in manner that pleases them. Moreover, it would bring us all back to reality to realize if history didn't happen exactly the way it did, none of us, individually, would have ever been born.
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There are not a lot of countries that are that conservative. Maybe Saudi Arabia, maybe Iran, but most of the Muslim world is not nearly so narrow minded.

My wife and I just spent a holiday in an arabic, islamic country and had no problems at all.
Or maybe you just got lucky flying under the radar. I won't even risk Mexico.

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I've made quite a few trips to majority Islamic countries - no problems. Also no problems driving around southern Mexico.

There really are a lot fewer bad people than most people think. Most of the world is filled normal ordinary people.

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Or maybe you just got lucky flying under the radar. I won't even risk Mexico.
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So how could the students put their demands into action?

They should take their 64 demands and shove them up, sorry, into the public gaze

They should ask a friendly Billionaire Socialist or two to build them a new university, to hire their own left wing educationalists and their own sympathetic staff.

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I've made quite a few trips to majority Islamic countries - no problems. Also no problems driving around southern Mexico.

There really are a lot fewer bad people than most people think. Most of the world is filled normal ordinary people.
Yeah, I agree most normal people are fine. It's the folks in charge of those places I'd be concerned about.

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It depends. Some "bad" governments are not dangerous, some are. I won't go to N. Korea, I don't trust them not to hold me as a hostage. OTOH I'm happy to go to China because the government doesn't intend *me* any harm as long as I don't cause any political problems.

In some places it varies a lot with location. Western Turkey is fine (unless you are unlucky enough to be caught in an attack), but I wouldn't go to eastern Turkey without a very good reason.



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Interesting that the demands of the Muslim students would result in the marginalization of Jewish students. And in the long run probably openly Christian students as well.

Love the part about wanting more professors of color on staff. Considering how few people of color have PhDs that could be a difficult goal to meet. Our local Lowes can't meet its Equal Opportunity criteria because they don't get enough applications from minorities how do they expect a college to do so?

College kids these days DO have a ridiculous sense of entitlement. They really don't seem to care about how their demands might negatively affect others.

Case in point: our community suffered a severe drought this year. Our reservoir was down to the point where the mayor restricted water consumption drastically - no watering lawns, no filling pools, no washing cars, etc. Our local natural waterways, which are a big part of the tourist draw around here, were bone dry by mid July. When the college kids hit town in August, the mayor asked the campus community to restrict their water usage as well. His suggestion was that they shower every 3 days instead of every one or two. The college students outright refused. Said restricting their water usage infringed upon their rights. Needless to say college/local community relations are worse than usual this year.
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I do find it interesting that in the interest of "equality" these groups are instead pushing for special privileges and actually further segregating groups.
I'm not sure why that is interesting; it's the standard approach of all SJW's.


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I was technically smart but socially / politically idiotic when I went to college. I saw the entire world through the distorted lens of a 17 year old who had minimal experience with the real world.

I think is easy to forget how young and inexperienced college kids really are.
Geezer! I was 16 when I started college.

But I agree on the young and inexperienced part.

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Interesting that the demands of the Muslim students would result in the marginalization of Jewish students. And in the long run probably openly Christian students as well.
No joke. If they got a "demand" from Jews or Christians for special prayer rooms the ACLU lawyers would be there, in force, filing suit and telling the civil engineering professors they could even be arrested for teaching the design of cross roads.

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This is BS. If we make colleges bow to the needs of every imaginable group they become less a place of learning and more about appeasing everyone. When I went to school, this was never on anyone's mind. If you wanted the diploma, you busted your ass and hit the books and that was that, if they didn't meet every need, tough ****. You're not there to be entertained you're there to study.

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