February 05, 2016

College shuts down, cancels classes after students demand a safe space

StaffRebel Columnist

Classes were canceled on Thursday after claims that Earlham College was “unsuitable for students of color to thrive” because of a lack of a safe space.

Students marched at the Indiana college and gave a list of demands to Earlham President David Dawson.

The demands included a required “racial diversity training” course that cannot be taught by a white professor. In addition, the professor would be chosen by students.

The list also wanted a multicultural 'safe space' center.

“We require a Multicultural Center that is autonomous, free of surveillance, staffed by people of color, provides counselors of color for students of color, and is accessible to students with disabilities. It is imperative that the Multicultural Center be a safe space for all students of color, students who identify as women, LGBTQIA students, and international students,” the demand stated.

As stated by MRCTV, the Multicultural Center would also handle complaints made by students. The students demand the complaints “must be acknowledged and supported” regardless of whether they are legitimate.

It's interesting to note that the college didn't hand over the demands made by the students to the Pal-Item paper. Instead, they obtained an email sent to Earlham students, faculty and staff which included a copy.

Earlham media relations director Brian Zimmerman said the school was shut down to to meet with faculty, students, and staff in order to “reconcile” the students’ concerns.

“As our students are helping us to more fully appreciate, even a college like Earlham, which is especially committed to welcoming persons of all backgrounds and ethnicities, has much room for growth. This community-wide discussion with students, faculty and staff will serve as a launching point for ongoing college dialogue and action toward living out its commitment to diversity ,” he said.

Because the demands aren't unreasonable at all apparently.

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commented 2016-02-09 16:43:43 -0500
So these people are racially profiling white students as dangerous to " students of color"? Can’t these totally stupid twats see the hypocrisy in their own request? No because they are stupid. It comes with being a “progressive” I guess. Then they go on to join parties like The Liberals in Canada and we get the stupid United Colors of Beneton Cabinet we have because being people of color is all they need to qualify for a good job.
commented 2016-02-06 11:13:00 -0500
I’d make these pussies walk point and take the first hit for the team.
‘progressives’ are taking us back about 200 years.
well done!
commented 2016-02-06 09:01:14 -0500
Whether the complaint is legitimate or not????
It would appear the only ppl that will need safe spaces amongst these bigots, is the Whites. Small rooms spread throughout the hallways they can duck into when non-whites are coming, in order to avoid a false allegation and subsequent persecution. How comfortable could any White kid feel in a place like this?? Persecuted is more like it!

Our University heads are lost!! They act like they simply “work there” and have no role to play in teaching kids about civil society, and that students can’t expect their extremist views to be taken seriously. The Heads are in Breach of Trust! Cut all public funding to places like this!!

Why Nations Fail. An excellent book I highly recommend. Once you launch certain institutions, the cement very quickly. Once you start something like Human Rights, it spreads and speeds up.
So the irony is, these ppl wouldn’t have rights if it weren’t for Whites. It was Whites that instituted such things as universal human rights, and rule of law, which they now seek to circumvent to suit their twisted views. Apparently, it’s only Whites that “get it”. They’re showing us why their countries of origin are still stuck in the middle ages! Constantly at battle amongst the tribes.
commented 2016-02-06 02:59:57 -0500
You heard them. Let’s Re-segregate! What morons they are to take out student loans for this moronic crap masquerading as an education.
commented 2016-02-05 22:50:34 -0500
“Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.”
honest abe lincoln
commented 2016-02-05 22:46:53 -0500
I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.
Abraham Lincoln
commented 2016-02-05 22:44:42 -0500
“There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people to the idea of indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races … A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as an immediate separation is impossible, the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together. If white and black people never get together in Kansas, they will never mix blood in Kansas ..”
Abraham Lincoln
the great emancipator
commented 2016-02-05 19:13:14 -0500
I really hope I am dead before these brainwashed, helicopter kid millennial idiots in our universities and colleges get control of the country. We have already seen in Trudope what the boomers have produced, but this looks like it may be much worse.
commented 2016-02-05 16:55:27 -0500
Too funny – I would shut it down and doze it – put up subsidized housing and let it breed more crime
commented 2016-02-05 16:33:03 -0500
So they want a “White free zone” controlled by non-whites because why??
Are white students indiscriminately attacking minority students at this college? Something tells me some black kids are failing class and need to blame white privilege somehow.
commented 2016-02-05 16:10:35 -0500
anyone with a degree from there just got screwed LOL not worth the paper its printed on, toilet paper possibly, and william i totally agree WTF is LGBTQIA who knows, sounds like a pathetic club of loser whining professional victims. The real world will spit these fools out they have no chance out there.
commented 2016-02-05 16:01:14 -0500
Gives new meaning to the term "regressive left’… shall we make a safe-space for them at the back of the bus? Shall we make coloured only bathrooms for them, separate doors for them to use???? They are literally proposing SEGREGATION.
commented 2016-02-05 15:59:58 -0500
What the heck does LGBTQIA stand for? I can’t keep up!
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans Gender or maybe Trans Sexual, Queer ?, I ?, A ?
If this was a test I would probably get 40% which is a FAIL.
That’s quite the list of demands from the students. Who the heck runs these colleges nowadays?
I would tell them that if they want this stuff then jack up their tuition fees or the ever popular shut your pie hole!
commented 2016-02-05 15:38:11 -0500
Don’t they bother with classes anymore? If I was paying to go, I would ask for a refund.
commented 2016-02-05 15:05:34 -0500
Apparently racism is the order of the day, but it’s racism against anyone with light coloured skin. This is what we have come to.

The faculty of this daycare has a tall order in un-brainwashing the snowflakes in assisting them to outgrow childhood.