“Another student also proposed the idea of installing 113 international flags”
The students who objected felt that the American flag wasn’t inclusive enough. This is a perfect example of the left putting identity politics first.
Campus Reform reports:
Michigan State student gov shoots down American flag proposal
The Michigan State University student government recently shot down a proposal to install more U.S. flags on campus, arguing that Old Glory lacks inclusivity.
The bill was introduced by MSU student senator Sergei Kelly, and would have added five flagpoles displaying both the American and Spartan flags at a cost of $12,000.
“Michigan State University currently has 50,019 students admitted, with 38,996 undergraduate students over 15,000 of whom reside within residence halls on campus, throughout five separate campus neighborhoods where the residence halls are located, but no American or Spartan flags mounted on flagpoles exist in the neighborhoods,” the proposal stated.
The students who spearheaded the bill also conducted digital surveys to gauge the student body’s perception of American flags prior to formally introducing the measure, finding robust support for the idea.
According to the results of the poll, 67.3 percent of respondents said that they have a “positive” or “very positive” perception of the American flag, with 59.6 percent agreeing that the flag “represents all people in America.”…
“I just wanted to say that I would like to see this idea of all the flags and I wanted to add to that that I think that we should [add] all the Queer community flags—there’s about 70—and I mean, like, even the heterosexual one for all you guys,” a former ASMSU representative, Olivia Brenner, said during a student government meeting, according to an audio recording obtained by Campus Reform.
Another student also proposed the idea of installing 113 international flags to avoid alienating any members of the MSU community by ensuring that all students’ countries of origin are represented.
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