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Senate College: Free Exchange of Ideas or Liberals Cancelling Chicken Sandwiches?

Discussion in 'Community' started by J-Rod, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    https://www.apnews.com/a9b095a4bf9040ed86b814fc9f889c0f

    So this is a fun story that I'm sure isn't going to cause any arguments here! So, a black college student at Oberlin College allegedly shoplifted wine from a bakery. A female white store worker confronted him, and him and two others allegedly assaulted her. The three black students were arrested. That's when the college began protesting the bakery, calling it racist, claiming it had "a history of racial profiling and discriminatory treatment." The college officials itself had spurred these protests on. College tour-guides allegedly told prospective students the bakery was racist. However, they never had any actual evidence of the bakery being racist. Well, while sending a twitter mob against someone on the internet with shoddy information leaves you unscathed, when you do that in real life, you suffer legal consequences. And the bakery was awarded $44 million in damages from the college.

    Moral of the story? Keep your extremely-online behavior online and out of the real world. And don't accuse people of racism without evidence.
     
  2. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I mean, you shouldn't do that online on Twitter either.
     
  3. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    You definitely shouldn't but then what will Twitter be used for besides porn? :p
     
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  4. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I use it for talking about live events like football games, like a nerd :p
     
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  5. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    I've never used Twitter for Porn


    I feel like I'm missing out*








    *not really
     
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  6. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Ted Cruz does.
     
  7. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    An interesting interview about Ronald Sullivan, the Harvard faculty dean whose contract was not renewed after student protests about Sullivan's work on Harvey Weinstein's defense team.
     
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  8. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Skywalker Saga/LFL/YJCC Manager star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Interesting that the protests did not come from the law school, but from the undergrads. It’s almost as if the law students understand that agreeing to serve on a defense team indicates a constitutionally-supported belief that everyone has the right to counsel, not an endorsement of guilty behavior.

    I liked his response to students “feeling unsafe.” Personally I save my “feeling unsafe” for actual misogynists, not lawyers who represent them in court.

    I liked the section about the TED talk as well.
     
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  9. Alpha-Red

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    Can we just lock this thread? The title is basically just a Fox News propaganda chyron, and the subject matter is a fake controversy ginned up by conservatives and not a real topic of debate.
     
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  10. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian Future Films Rumor Naysayer star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    A Latina author held a discussion on a college campus about white privilege. Seeing as colleges are places of left-wing indoctrination, and the topic of white privilege is a left-wing talking point an amicable conversation ensued, being that only left-wing talking points are allowed in colleges and universities.

    Just kidding. It quickly turned into a shouting match, and white students Tweeted footage of them burning her book.
     
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  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Skywalker Saga/LFL/YJCC Manager star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Georgia Southern. Of course.

    But hey, all universities are leftist or something.
     
  12. Outsourced

    Outsourced Force Ghost star 5

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    Oh ****, I think I know people at Southern.

    Although this is a prime case of my home state disappointing once again.
     
  13. QUIGONMIKE

    QUIGONMIKE Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Wow. Not good. This is the problem with just throwing overused terms and accusations around. It happens constantly. Alls it does is dumb it down and of course the BS accusations ruin it or make it harder for REAL situations to carry any weight. No one wins. Except the bakery. :).

    As for this issue of "indoctrination of the left": I'd liketo see what actually happens and how this plays out. Its fair to say that theres been plenty of "agenda-driven" things going on at colleges and universities. It'd be nice to have both sides or multiple sides presented without bias so students can actually decide for themselves. But then, that takes the "fun" out of it for the agenda-drivers.
     
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  14. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    "As for this issue of "indoctrination of the left": I'd liketo see what actually happens and how this plays out. Its fair to say that theres been plenty of "agenda-driven" things going on at colleges and universities. It'd be nice to have both sides or multiple sides presented without bias so students can actually decide for themselves. But then, that takes the "fun" out of it for the agenda-drivers."

    This is some utter nonsense. There is not massive indoctrination going on in colleges and universities, and some of the ones that are most prominent in trying to indoctrinate would be universities like Liberty University, and yet the people on the right that say they're worried about indoctrination in universities rarely seem to bring ones like that up. Whining that it's not your own agenda people are being indoctrinated into is not calling for a reduction of "agenda-driven" things, and wanting your own made-up set of things to be taught is not an improvement to education. It's not even education at that point.
     
  15. blackmyron

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    Considering that DeSantis mocked college by saying people are getting degrees in "zombie studies or whatever", he's absolutely trolling the people of Florida. Just more taxpayer dollars to support grifting operations like Trump University.
     
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  16. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films/NSA Mod & Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh great. Mike found this thread too.
     
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  17. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    Hide yo wife, hide yo kids, and hide yo Senate threads.
     
  18. Lordban

    Lordban Isildur's Bane star 7

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    Never. Vive la Résistance ! :p
     
  19. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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  20. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    When I saw this thread get bumped I thought @J-Rod was back
     
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  21. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I mean your country has bible universities, so it's not fair to call university a leftist indoctrination camp.
     
  22. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 7

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    I mean, this thread was just an extended troll by J-Rod, with his riff on JJ Jameson's "SPIDER-MAN, HERO OR MENACE?". Plus, 80% of the posts had almost nothing to do with universities. If we are genuinely going to talk about universities, can we at least start fresh instead of dragging the corpse of this thread from its grave?

    Edit: At the very least, change the ******** thread title.
     
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  23. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Skywalker Saga/LFL/YJCC Manager star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I just re-read the first ten pages of the thread for my own personal amusement. Apparently being butthurt over a lack of chicken sandwiches on campus means said campus is invoking “left wing indoctrination.”

    I’m open to title changes.
     
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  24. poor yorick

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    I want this immortalized somewhere. Can some mod give Vivec this title? With his consent, obv.

    "College: Free Exchange of Ideas or Lack of Tasty Chicken Sandwiches?"
     
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  25. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Chosen One star 7

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    Coronation chicken salad or bust!
     
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