Our college campuses are officially out of control. Free speech is non-existent, and many students chose to fill their time not with fun and parties but fining the next thing to protest. Case in point: The University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
In the past, the University of Minnesota hadn’t had any official remembrance on 9/11 to show respect for those lost on that tragic day, so members of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) decided to put forward what they thought was a non-controversial resolution to fix that….they were wrong.
The resolution was supported by MSA’s President and Vice President, as well as the school’s president, and was seen an a long overdue change to honor all those lost. However, some didn’t feel the same and the resolution LOST 36-23 (with 3 abstentions).
Leading the fight against the resolution was at-large MSA representative and Director of Diversity and Inclusion David Algadi. Here is what he had to say:
“The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe. Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well…When will we start having moments of silence for all of the times white folks have done something terrible?”
Algadi and all those who joined him better take a good hard look in the mirror because they are messed up.
From Campus Reform:
On Tuesday, November 10, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA)–the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN)– rejected a resolution for a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Theo Menon, the student group representative to MSA for the College Republicans (CRs) at UMN, introduced the resolution; MSA’s forum voted against it 36-23 (with three abstentions). The proposed resolution pointed to the university’s lack of any sort of commemoration regarding the attacks on 9/11. It then called for a campus-wide moment of recognition on every September 11 from now on.
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