Social justice warriors want universities to ‘ban veterans’

Campus Reform – by Adam Sabes

A flyer recently appeared at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) declaring that “in order to protect our academic institutions we must ban veterans from four-year universities.”

The flyer is part of a new “Social Justice Collective Weekly” newsletter, which is not affiliated with the school, and is aimed at “promoting justice in our society.” The first issue of the newsletter includes an article titled “Should Veterans Be Banned From UCCS and Other Universities?”  

“A four-year, traditional university is supposed to be a place of learning, of understanding, of safety, and security. However, there is an element among us who may be frustrating those goals: Veterans,” the article asserts, defending the claim with sweeping assumptions about those who have served in the military.

“Many veterans openly mock the ideas of diversity and safe spaces for vulnerable members of society,” the author contends, saying that “this is directly in contradiction to the mission of UCCS.”

The newsletter also states that many veterans say they “do not see color,” but dismisses the claim as untrue because of their “socialization into the military culture that is that of a white supremacist organization.”

The article then complains that veterans typically have an “overwhelming” presence in the classroom, which “distracts” other students, particularly “vulnerable individual [sic] such as LGBTQQI2SAA, who have been known to be the butt of insensitive jokes made by veterans.”

Claiming that veterans “usually are associated with extremist right-wing groups such as the [T]ea [P]arty and the NRA,” the author contends that “in order to be a safe space for all students, extremist right-wing groups must be suppressed on campus. This would include their followers: veterans.”

Still, the article graciously allows that veterans should not be excluded from obtaining an education entirely, positing that they “should be allowed to attend trade schools, or maybe even community college.”

A spokesman from UCCS confirmed to Campus Reform that the newsletter was posted “on an open community bulletin board in our University Center,” which is similar to a student union at other universities.

However, he also made clear that the group named on the flyer is not affiliated with the university, and “does not represent the views of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs,” proclaiming that “as a university, we value the contributions of veterans to the campus as well as to the broader community and nation.”

UCCS Chancellor Venkat Reddy also released a statement declaring that “UCCS does not endorse and vigorously rejects the offensive viewpoints expressed in the flyer,” but acknowledged “the right of people to express their viewpoints, even when those viewpoints are offensive to many in our community” that is guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

“We ascribe to The Board of Regents’ Guiding Principle that the University of Colorado shall always strive to ‘provide an outstanding, respectful, and responsive living, learning, teaching, and working environment.’ Veterans are positive and valued members of our academic and campus community,” the chancellor’s statement continues. “They bring experience and viewpoints that enrich our discussions.”

Campus Reform reached out for comment to the group listed on the flier, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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11 thoughts on “Social justice warriors want universities to ‘ban veterans’

  1. Good morning.

    Well…

    I didn’t die last…night in my sleep again.

    So here I am.

    Being punished for your free entertainment.

  2. I don’t think this is gonna go over very well with the veterans. I put myself in their shoes and the first thought that comes to mind is NFW!! But this might just turn out to be a good tool in exposing them to see how a large number of them have been used and tossed aside, and they may not continue to be appeased by the scant financial perks. As much as I hate the programming they’ve endured, I really feel for these guys.

  3. The article then complains that veterans typically have an “overwhelming” presence in the classroom, which “distracts” other students, particularly “vulnerable individual [sic] such as LGBTQQI2SAA, who have been known to be the butt of insensitive jokes made by veterans.”

    Can anyone tell me what LGBTQQI2SAA means? Just throw in the kitchen sink while you’re at it…jeez…the madness won’t stop till someone gets hurt. Push, push, push.
    I don’t want to hate. But they just don’t stop. And it’s too bad. My mom was in the cosmetology business and had some male gay friends. They were true gentlemen and good people.
    Divide and conquer.

    1. Lesbo,gay,swing both ways,tranny. Queer questioning faggit,2 spirited,etcetera and so on and so forth. In layman’s terms, fkin nutz

      1. Huh! Well at least the terlit (pronounced twa-lay by the upper crust) is still on my side, so I got that going for me…

    2. I had to look it up, Bob M. Never heard or seen it before.

      WTF Does LGBTQQIP2SAA Mean Exactly? We’ve Broken It Down For You
      http://www.liberalamerica.org/2016/02/23/wtf-does-lgbt-qqip2saa-mean-exactly-weve-broken-it-down-for-you/

      L – Lesbian.
      G – Gay
      B – Bisexual
      T – Transgender
      QQ – Queer and Questioning
      I – Intersex. People who have female and male sex organs or any other chromosomal differences.
      P – Pansexual. People who refuse to be limited to partners based on gender, biological gender, or gender identity.
      2S – Two Spirit. A First Nations view that a person is born with both female and male spirits and therefore can identify as both genders.
      A – Asexual. A person who does not experience sexual attraction to any gender.
      A – Allies. Straight allies who support the community.

  4. Ha ha ha. It’s almost as if someone whispered in an Angel Soft voice. I hear it on the wind. And great Scott!! You are quite Charmin. Tee Hee. Now how to put an “end” to all this? Hmmm…. I wouldn’t want it to go on ’till Seventh Generation. Well, I’ll just conclude my business sayin’ it’s been fun. To go further is to land in the mud and we wouldn’t want to do that, would we?

    🙂

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