Notre Dame Students Say Having Mike Pence On Campus Makes Them Feel “Unsafe”
Mike Pence’s visit to the Catholic University of Notre Dame faced resistance when several students organized opposition stemming from claims that the vice president made them feel “unsafe.”
The #notmycommencementspeaker white board campaign was created by seniors Imanne Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams, and was aimed at protesting the decision to have Pence as this year’s university commencement speaker.
According to the Observer, the school’s newspaper, the two community organizing students were protesting the vice president because they believe allowing him to speak at the graduation ceremony would be an endorsement of President Trump’s values that they say “silences certain minority groups.”
The protest campaign involves participants to write their anti-Pence messages on small white boards, and then taking a photograph of the author holding them.
The two then plan on compiling the photographs and uploading them to social media.
Mondane told the paper that she believes that Pence represents the larger Trump administration,
“…His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”
“I feel that is offensive to such a large population here at Notre Dame, and I also believe it goes against certain Catholic Social Teaching, which is something the University likes to broadcast that it stands behind, but it picks and chooses when it wants to stand behind them.”
Today, Williams is also going to learn the important lesson that what someone posts on social media can sometimes be used to reflect the belief system and thought process of the person doing the posting.
Perhaps this will assist her when she leaves her safe spaces on her college campus, and makes her way into the real world.
Williams’ Facebook Page includes an endorsement of a “White Privilege” poetry slam, which seems to place guilt and blame on ALL white people, whether they participated in the slave system or not, and lists black people as perpetual victims who should not be expected to get ahead because white people have stacked the decks against them.
Caution: If you choose to watch the video below, that Notre Dame student Jourdyhn Nicole Genevieve Williams shared on her social media page, be forewarned that it contains extremely salty language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Share this if you are afraid of what the world would look like if these snowflakes ran the world.
Source: The Observer