“Racially offensive and gender demeaning”
Two students from Babson College have been expelled from their fraternity for driving a truck with a Trump flag in the back through the campus of Wellesley College. Babson and Wellesley College are both located in Wellesley, MA. Hillary Clinton is also a Wellesley graduate.
The Boston Globe reported:
Frat ousts two Babson students who drove through Wellesley campus waving Trump flag
The two men who drove through Wellesley College in a pickup truck Wednesday while waving a Donald Trump flag are students at nearby Babson College, and some witnesses felt their words and actions were “racially offensive and gender demeaning,” Babson officials said Thursday.
Officials at the two colleges, both located in Wellesley, did not offer specifics about what the men said or did when they entered the elite all-women campus.
Lawrence P. Ward, vice president of student affairs at Babson, said in a letter to students that the men drove by Wellesley College’s Harambee House, which serves as the focal point for African-American students.
“It is important to understand that our students’ behavior was experienced by many students of color and perceived by many others … as racially offensive and gender demeaning,’’ Ward wrote.
Are we supposed to believe that the students of Wellesley wouldn’t celebrate and maybe even enjoy a little gloating if Hillary had won?
The Swellesley Report has more:
Babson College boys taunt Wellesley College women with Trump flag
We posted earlier this week about a couple of obnoxious Babson students who reportedly drove a pick-up truck around the Wellesley College campus the day after the election, waving a Trump flag, and were asked to leave the campus. A public Facebook post about the incident has been shared more than 5,000 times, and The Boston Globe has picked up the story as well.
Since the incident the students have been kicked out of their fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Sig Ep national says it considers the incident a blow to its aspirations for diversity and inclusion. The organization has, in fact, taken serious steps in the past when its membership has exhibited behavior that suggests an essential corruptness among the brotherhood. In 2014 the fraternity closed its Ole Miss chapter after someone placed a noose around a bronze statue of a black civil rights icon and left behind a flag with the symbol of the Confederacy (what is it with Sig Ep and flags?).
So waving a Trump flag is the equivalent of placing a noose on the statue of a civil rights leader?
Hat tip to John Podhoretz:
Campus totalitarianism. There's no other word for it. https://t.co/2K11Otn54m
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 11, 2016
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