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Haverford College Students Go on Strike After President Urges Them Not to Participate in Protest

Haverford College Students Go on Strike After President Urges Them Not to Participate in Protest

“Students said they were incensed that Haverford, which is supposed to care deeply about social justice, would try to interfere with their right to stand up against injustice.”

Telling students not to protest is a sure way to guarantee a protest of some kind will take place.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

Haverford students on strike after college officials’ comments on Walter Wallace Jr. death

Concerns that Haverford College wasn’t doing enough to support its Black and brown students had been mounting, students say.

Then came the email last week from the president and dean, urging students not to participate in protests in Philadelphia after police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr.

Students said they were incensed that Haverford, which is supposed to care deeply about social justice, would try to interfere with their right to stand up against injustice. Within hours, hundreds poured onto the college’s Founders Green in protest.

Now, some students are refusing to attend classes, do course work, or perform jobs at the college, and they said their strike — in its sixth day Tuesday — will continue until the college gives into their wide-ranging demands. The demands include removing the president as the chief equity and diversity officer‚ protecting and supporting students’ participation in protests, and treating equitably and providing more support and aid to first-generation students, students of color, and LGBTQ students.

The college appears to have met at least one demand; students called for Haverford to close on Election Day so that all students and employees could vote. Haverford canceled classes and made the day a paid holiday. But it was too little, too late for students, who say they have been serving on committees and calling on Haverford to do more for a long time.

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“Now, some students are refusing to attend classes, do course work, or perform jobs at the college, and they said their strike — in its sixth day Tuesday — will continue until the college gives into their wide-ranging demands.”

Students on strike. What a laugh.
My college would have said, “Bye bye, kid, you flunked. By the way, no refunds.”

You know, there should be a stockmarket for diploma values. Maybe if these idjits could see a monetary value assigned to their often misguided actions they might learn how to think about things differently. My dad taught me that when you buy the ticket, you take the ride. Too many of them these days have no clue that there are consequences to actions.

Haverford?! Ha, biggest bunch of spoiled upper class candy-ass*s on the planet. Sure, knock yourself out there, Bobby Sands Jr. See you in two days at your Main Line mansion scoring free food from mommy and daddy.

https://leakreality.com/video/13163/bodycam-footage-of-philadelphia-police-officers-shooting-walter-wallace-jr

Bodycams were the greatest idea that the race hustlers ever had.

What I see are a bunch of people who are really hard of hearing or are clinically stupid beyond fixing.

If only getting stabbed by a mentally ill person were somehow less fatal than being stabbed by a sane rational person.

    Jack Klompus in reply to MajorWood. | November 6, 2020 at 8:40 am

    I live in Philadelphia and I can assure you the “clinically stupid” diagnosis is as accurate as Philadelphia’s voter turnout: 125%.

Students on strike?

Don’t go to classes, fail.

Don’t go to work, get fired.

F%$% the student demands!

Real simple!

    DSHornet in reply to Geologist. | November 7, 2020 at 10:49 am

    The next step after first suspending, then expelling the students is laying off/firing the faculty and support people who now can’t be justified on the payroll. No students = no classes = no instructor. Either that or wait until the money hemorrhage closes the doors.

    Idealism is grand until reality slaps it up the side of the head.
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