Three students at the University of Puget Sound are appealing their suspension for creating a public shame list called “Bigots of Puget Sound.”
The list, which was discovered in November, accused 22 students and faculty members of being racist, misogynistic, sexist, or transphobic, reports KING 5.
They claim innocence, but their real issue is they never ever expected to be held to their own standards of political correctness
UPS released a statement on Nov. 11 denouncing the list as “deeply disturbing and offensive” and promised to investigate the incident.
“As a community, we place a high value on freedom of speech,” the statement affirmed. “That freedom requires balance and does not extend to speech that violates our harassment policy, our integrity principle, and other policies that affirm the values of our community.”
Ah, the very same “balanced” freedom that these little Stalinists helped create is not so great when they are held to the same standards they insist on.
A university investigation found surveillance footage of Akilah Blakey, Andres Chavez, and Lydia Gebrehiwot that allegedly shows them with the bigot list, resulting in all three students being suspended from campus until 2019 for harassment and disrespectful behavior.
The students still will not admit to creating the list, although they have defended it as a legitimate form of activism and are planning to appeal their punishment.
Ah, but “activism” they cry! Activism, to the Left gives them license to commit character assassination, and to paint anyone who does not bow to them as racist, misogynistic, sexist, or transphobic. The Left, you see has standards, and those standards are only to be applied to, well, any group the Left wishes to persecute. Of course, the Left will never use a term like persecution for their tactics. It is “social justice” or “activism”.
“I think the list itself it’s absolutely a form of activism,” Blakey said. “If the institution isn’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing to protect all of its students, well, something is going to happen if there is no other avenues to express all of the hate that’s going on campus. What do they expect?”
Yes, of course, the snowflakes are the victims here, because “hate”. And, again, don’t you dare say what these three miscreants did was hate, remember it was activism
According to Blakey, the list wasn’t about the individuals named, but rather about the campus climate as a whole, which makes students of color feel marginalized.
See, it was not about the 22 people they labeled as horrible people. Not at all, it was simply a way for the snowflakes to throw a tantrum because they are maladjusted, hateful, and intolerant, ah I mean “activists”.
Frankly, I hope these three will take some time to think, and take a long look in a mirror. Perhaps, just perhaps they can actually grow into people who can use critical thinking rather than blind emotionalism and hatred for anyone different than them. In short, I hope these three can actually realize they are the bigots they accuse “others” of being. Then perhaps, they can do a bit of “activism” in their own lives