The tweet from the College Republicans, which is quoted below, is a direct reaction to the plans of Democrats and the media to target Trump supporters. Who can blame these students for their reaction?

The Gazette reports:

Iowa State students, faculty, staff condemn administrative response to College Republicans tweet

Iowa State University administrators have and are continuing to face pressure from multiple sides to both act and not act after its “College Republicans” student group tweeted a call to arms shortly after Joe Biden was declared president-elect Nov. 7.

“We are appalled that the Iowa State University administration has decided it will not invoke disciplinary action on a student organization, the Iowa State University College Republicans, for a tweet that, having nothing to do with the political nature of the organization, incites violence and creates a campus climate that feels threatening to and isolates students, faculty, and staff of marginalized and historically oppressed populations,” according to an open letter sent Thursday to ISU leadership, including its provost and Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

ISU spokeswoman Angie Hunt said university leaders have received and are reviewing the letter, signed by 30 pages of ISU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

It references this post-election tweet from ISU’s College Republicans: “Everyone, you must arm up, expect these people to attempt to destroy your life, the elites want revenge on us.”

The concerned community members, in their letter, put the tweet in context of recent racist threats and acts on campus, a summer of racial reckoning, and the student group’s Twitter feed.

The group’s feed, as outlined in the letter, includes “tweets and retweets using derogatory language toward undocumented immigrants, racist calls to deport naturalized immigrants of color, calling members of the LGBTQ community mentally ill, and more.”

 

 
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