2016 was the year of the college liberal going into a meltdown and hiding in their safe space.
Republicans won the presidency, the House and the Senate in a political sweep that left both liberal professors and their students quivering. And because of that sweep, president-elect Donald Trump will be adding a conservative Supreme Court justice or two, or three.
After months of the media telling Bernie-to-Hillary converted Millennials that the election was “in the bag,” a Trump win set off complete and utter political turmoil. So much in fact that no micro-aggression, cultural appropriating, “triggering” or violation of safe spaces could ever mimic. Election Day was only the climax of year filled with countless snowflake moments and even more countless examples of why the year 2017 will be no safe haven for anyone.
Here are the top liberal snowflake meltdowns on U.S. college campuses this calendar year:
Protests for the entire week after Trump’s Election Day win.
Immediately after the results came in, the week that followed Donald Trump’s win became an anti-Trump protest/lovefest. Students and professors alike made it known that they weren’t going to accept the president-elect as their president, and showed it by making noise about everything from flying the American flag to possible changes to our federal immigration laws.
That time a community college spent a solid month on “whiteness-shaming.”
In April 2016, Portland Community College hosted an entire month devoted to whiteness. No, not the “celebratory” kind, the “effort to change our campus climate” kind, as their description of the event on the website notes.
As Campus Reform reports, the community college’s PCC’s Cascade Campus Diversity Council was behind the idea. The school’s website goes into detail about the project. it reads:
“Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences and Change is a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins and heritage. Scheduled for the month of April 2016, the project seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism.”
The time that University of Southern California students had to announce all sexual history before they could register for classes.
In January, Campus Reform reported that the University of Southern California required all students to take an online class which included filling out a survey of their complete sexual histories. The class asked everything from “how many times have you had sex?”, “how many different people?” to asking if a student has had sex while under the influence of drugs.
All students answered honestly, of course. Honest.
In November, Ben Shapiro was banned from speaking at DePaul University. Topic: Free Speech.
Conservative activist and author Ben Shapiro was asked to speak at the DePaul University by the Young America’s Foundation, a student organization, but was banned by the university from speaking. The topic? Free speech.
Shapiro decided to show up anyway, but the university administration refused to let him in. The result was a weird, bipartisan response from liberals and conservatives who vocally expressed their displeasure of DePaul’s blatant restriction of free speech.
Milo Yiannopoulos “triggered” Black Lives Matter sympathizers DePaul University so much so that it resulted in this epic video.
A group of self-proclaimed Black Lives Matter students sat in during an event on campus where the controversial “alt-right” star, Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, was invited to speaking. Needless to say, they weren’t happy he was there in the first place and made sure everyone knew it.
California State University of Los Angeles rolls out “blacks-only” housing for 2016-2017 school year but didn’t call it “segregation.”
After the Black Student Union at Cal State in L.A. issued a list of 14 demands for the president of Cal State to meet by 2016, the university complied. One of those demands was that black students be given a place to call their own—a residence hall, more precisely. They stated in this letter to the president:
“WE DEMAND the creation and financial support of a CSLA housing space delegated for Black students and a full time Resident Director who can cater to the needs of Black students.”
The university complied but didn’t to call the move “segregation”— because they claim anyone of any race is able to live there.
When the group ‘Cocks Not Glocks’ protested the Texas concealed firearm carry on campus law by waving dildos for half a day.
On August 1st, the state of Texas implemented a concealed firearm on college campuses law, from a bill which was passed during the 2015 Texas legislative session.
A group of University of Texas at Austin students got together shortly after the bill’s passage and decided, “enough was enough” and thus created a group appropriately named, “Cocks Not Glocks (CNG).” Then the group held a protest with the same name.
On the first day of UT Austin’s fall academic semester, August 24th, CNG handed out over 4,500 sex toys to hundreds of students on campus. Its goal was to “fight obscenity with obscenity.” The students argued that Texas law currently does not allow for students to carry obscene tools such as the sex toys they were hanging from their backpacks and waving around campus, but would instead allow them to carry a firearm.
Your tax dollars hard at work, everyone.
The overblown reaction over Liberal Professor Watch List
Conservative student organization, Turning Point USA, revealed its new project in November. The website allows students to report professors who blatantly espouse radical leftist rhetoric in the classroom. Each professor only makes it to the list once a valid news source reports on it. Professors and media outlets didn’t like it one bit. From the New York Times, Times Magazine and professors themselves, all called professor watchlist a threat to “academic freedom.”
Professor after professor ‘triggered’ by the death of Harambe
As if we wouldn’t include one or two posts involving Harambe before this list ended…
Universities were particularly “triggered” by references to Harambe. So much so that a professor who led a walk out of anti-Trump protestors later called for the explusion of two counter-protestors. The protestors were wearing costumes: Harambe and Richard Nixon.
As Campus Reform reported, the professor then made a call for their explusion on Facebook where other professors drafted letters to the president in the comments.
In an another Harambe incident, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst cautioned their students to against the “micro-agressions” by joking about Harambe. Harambe was the name of their diversity centered floor of a residence dorm. And the resident assistants made sure that their peers knew it. Harambe is also a Swahalli word for “togetherness.”
University of Massachusetts Amherst students protest conservative speakers because, “hate speech.” Hilarious and viral video comes as a result.
In what is now one of the most iconic and viral videos of the year of a student protestor “passionately” expressing her disdain for Christina Huff Sommers, Milo Yiannopolous and Steven Crowder spreading their “hate speech” on her college campus. A Campus Reform correspondent took this video of a young woman screaming several times during Sommers’s Amherst speech, with phrases such as “You’re not welcome here!” and “Keep your hate speech out of this campus!”
What resulted was several minutes of a heated back and forth between the invited speakers, the young woman in the video and other protestors sprinkled throughout the crowd.
Every bit as funny as it is concerning.
It was a crisp, March morning in Atlanta, Georgia. The prestigious (and expensive) Emory University students woke up to find that their school’s sidewalk had been viciously vandalized.
Students found “Trump 2016” written in chalk everywhere.
Finding no immediate “safe spaces” to be found, they did what most any adult would do—complained to their university administration. The school’s response: provide free counseling for those who were upset. Prompting the chalk heard round the world, “The Chalkening,” was born.
One traumatized student appears to have encapsulated the jarred feelings of every protestor perfectly, when she told student newspaper, The Emory Wheel:
“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],”But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well…I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school.”
The event was the catalyst for many similar events on college campuses throughout America. Politics had official made its way to the college sphere and there was no going back. And as the rest of 2016 clearly proved, there was no going back.