Re: Making College Campuses More Amenable To “marginalized student populations.” ...
Respectfully, I find the demand for acknowledging that the land belonged to a specific indigenous tribe or people to be somewhat odd. Colonialism was certainly bad. There's quite a lot of British history and in-turn American history that by today's standards would be considered deplorable behaviour from our forefathers. But I know that a lot of the American indigenous nations were expansionist in nature themselves meaning that the land belonged to some other tribe or nation before it was conquered. Would the tribe the land belonged to have to, therefore apologize for taking the land off another?
This concept of collective guilt and responsibility sets a dangerous precedent in my opinion.
Land belongs to whoever can hold it as long as they can hold it. Since time began, people have been warring against one another and the winner takes all. The conquered are ruled by their conquerors. The end. Natives conquered each other and then Europeans came and conquered the natives. It's the circle of life.
I hope nobody tells these kids they aren't special little snowflakes, life isn't fair, safety is an illusion, and not everybody deserves a trophy for merely showing up. They'd lose their minds.
Follow the evidence where it leads and question everything.