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Petition Calls U. Minnesota College Republicans Mural ‘Hate Speech’

Petition Calls U. Minnesota College Republicans Mural ‘Hate Speech’

“some students are petitioning the university to take action”

The College Republicans at this school had the audacity to speak out against a crazy new policy on gender pronouns.

Campus Reform reports:

Petition asks UMN to ‘address’ College Republicans’ gender pronoun mural

College Republicans at the University of Minnesota painted a critique of a proposed pronoun policy at the school, but the mural was later vandalized with the phrase “Queer Power.” Now, some students are petitioning the university to take action against the College Republicans, saying that their mural constituted “hate speech.”

Every year, student groups at UMN decorate blank bridge panels on Washington Avenue Bridge. College Republicans painted panels on Oct. 11 that included the statement, “the proposed pronoun policy mocks real social issues,” “Make the [university] great again,” “Trump 2020,” and “all opinions are welcome here” for their 2018 design.

But no fewer than 36 hours after the initial painting, “Queer Power” was spray painted over the group’s design. The College Republicans repainted their panel, but only to have it vandalized again.

The College Republicans group is no stranger to vandalism as it happened in both 2016 and 2017. UMN Associate Director of Student Union and Activities Erik Dussault addressed this latest incident in an email to College Republicans President John Cannon, a copy of which was obtained by Campus Reform.

“[University of Minnesota Police Department] was able to identify the individual who spraypainted the College Republicans panel,” Dussault said. “The city attorney’s office has declined to charge the individual.”


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So, when a group is systematically treated this way, when do THEY get to claim victim status? Asking for a friend.