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Colleges Donít Need 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies
Slate ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Steven A. Miller

Posted on 09/11/2018 6:18:38 AM PDT by artichokegrower

A couple weeks ago, the internet’s right-wing outrage machine trained its sights on the small liberal arts school in Wisconsin where I teach. Ripon College had banned 9/11 memorials, venues like the Drudge Report and the Federalist Papers declared, because they might make Muslim students uncomfortable. On Twitter, folks who’d never previously heard of the school inveighed against its reputation, suggesting Ripon must be run by anti-American communists. One professor, born in Germany, received an email calling him a Nazi. There were threats of violence, and the cleverest tweets noted, “Ripon must be a Rip-off!”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 911anniversary; academicbias; antiamericanism; hateamericafirst
Students need us to contextualize America’s tragedies, not commemorate them.


I have often said that about Black Lives Matter. You are often honoring a young thug that was resisting arrest. Must look into the context of the event.

1 posted on 09/11/2018 6:18:38 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Recall the professor who called the victims killed in the WTC attacks ‘Little Eichmans’ and said they deserved it...


2 posted on 09/11/2018 6:21:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: artichokegrower

America does not need colleges.


3 posted on 09/11/2018 6:23:07 AM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: artichokegrower

Colleges Don’t Need Liberals.


4 posted on 09/11/2018 6:24:37 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Washington is NOT a swamp.....It's a cesspool!)
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To: chris37

After seeing what colleges are like I am glad to be an uneducated white deplorable.


5 posted on 09/11/2018 6:25:06 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: artichokegrower

“One professor, born in Germany, received an email calling him a Nazi”

Am I supposed to see irony in this ? I don’t get it.


6 posted on 09/11/2018 6:26:12 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: shelterguy

Yep.

There is nothing I need or want there.


7 posted on 09/11/2018 6:31:36 AM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: artichokegrower

But yeah, let’s celebrate King year after year ad naseum, and “Black History Month” in which all “ history” is “ positive history”


8 posted on 09/11/2018 6:33:05 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Moderates/Independents/Non-voters" Are DIMS REALLY who you'd want BACK in POWER?)
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To: artichokegrower

My opinion of 9/11 remains the same

No Patriot Act would be needed, no TSA, no creation of Homeland Security. No 17 year, $Trillions occupation of Afghanistan would be needed either.

Simply ban entry into the United States for any citizen or person originating from any of 20 mid-east, North African or South Asian countries.


9 posted on 09/11/2018 6:34:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: artichokegrower

‘the internet’s right-wing outrage machine’

if this individual wishes to see a true internet outrage machine, he should check out Facebook...


10 posted on 09/11/2018 6:36:34 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: artichokegrower

Colleges are in the business of training students to think according to official doctrine. Truth is not part of the equation.


11 posted on 09/11/2018 6:39:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Cynicism is the only refuge in a world that is determined to eliminate itself.)
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They need 9/11 reminders as well as truth teachings rather than false brainwash teachings.


12 posted on 09/11/2018 7:10:18 AM PDT by mulligan (EeThe)
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To: artichokegrower

Heck maybe Muslim students should be uncomfortable. Their faith is long overdue on the whole ‘Reformation’ thing.


13 posted on 09/11/2018 7:57:26 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: BillyBonebrake

Am I misinformed? Wasn’t Ripon College the birthplace of the Republican Party?


14 posted on 09/11/2018 8:14:54 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: Don Corleone

At the University of Alabama this morning students placed individual flags for each of the victims, on the quad. Very touching site. Let’s Roll and Roll Tide.


15 posted on 09/11/2018 8:36:42 AM PDT by edhawk
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To: artichokegrower

If they aren’t going to acknowledge taqqiy’a (lying to promote Islam conquest) there’s no point to the lesson.


16 posted on 09/11/2018 9:41:16 AM PDT by RideForever
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