In our hour of darkness of cultural free speech and thinking suppression

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Here is a ray of hope. UR administrators please take note. I really like the comment about how this reminded the commentator of his own experience in attending college in the 70s. I agree. I enjoyed the speakers, nutcases or not, who came to campus to speak. And yes I believe we had a YAF (young Americans for freedom) group on campus. President Hallock, stand up and take note. Lead Richmond to standout as a true liberal arts college.

 
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Gallipoli

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The point of the article is that the University of Austin has refused to promote one ideology over another. The fear of personal attack in academic settings by the left has lead to the suppression of the freedom of ideas.
To quote the article:
"one thing clearly united all his students: when he asked how many held back their opinions out of fear of social repercussions, he said nine out of ten raised their hands."
 

Gallipoli

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There is no room for discussion from woke academics for the acceptance of the validity American or Western Civilization values on college campuses.

I was struck in a recent visit to Richmond. The Administration had posted signs around campus exhorting the values of Black Lives Matter and the socialist agenda.

Everything does not revolve around race or the environment. Freedom of thought no longer matters at our little University.
 

Eight Legger

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Someone explain to me what they think it means to be "woke," please. I don't like the term in general, but I think that what those opposed to it want to portray it as and what it actually is are two very different things.
 

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Modern universities have become the inverse of what they have traditionally been...a place where students are challenged by multiple points of view. Now, it is the "orthodoxy" of the day or you are a pariah. Invited speakers are "deplatformed", if they don't hew to the "proper" political/cultural viewpoints.

Find it ironic, that religion, any faith, is condemned by many because it is judgmental and failure to agree with its tenants means something is wrong with you. Hello....Wokeism is a religion. If you do not subscribe to the proper views, you are f'ed up.
 

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Someone explain to me what they think it means to be "woke," please. I don't like the term in general, but I think that what those opposed to it want to portray it as and what it actually is are two very different things.
You have probably never hired, let alone tried to performance manage, a millennial.

Simple, woke is a takeoff on the term awake. If one has awakened to the emotional needs, wants and demands of another, especially as concerning such individual's based on their racial, gender, or sexual orientation personas. If one has awakened to the said emotional needs of these groups, one has "woke" up.

One must bow to them, confess your sins and become woke or be destroyed.

For example, if you agree with and validate Black Lives Matter's tactics, such as rioting, looting, committing arsenal, to express long pent-up anger about racial injustice, you are woke.

If not, you are a racist pig and you deserved to be destroyed.

If you believe that black people should have a right to safe space to study, only available to African American students, you are woke. If you believe that no other ethnic group should be allowed to study within the same room as a black person, you are woke. Arizona State.

If not, you are a racist pig and you deserved to be destroyed.

If you do not like the political position of your state's US Senator and you follow her into a bathroom and scream at her while she urinates, you are woke. (Kristen Sinema).

If not, you are a racist pig and you deserved to be destroyed.

The rest of us see these snowflakes as petulant children regardless of age, who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Be careful of micro triggers and micro aggressions.
 

Gallipoli

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At the University of Richmond, if you believe Robert Ryland's name should be erased from our campus, you are woke.

If not, you are a racist pig and you deserved to be destroyed.

At the University of Richmond, if you believe Douglas Southall Freeman's name should be erased from our campus, you are woke.

If not, you are a racist pig and you deserved to be destroyed.

At the University of Richmond, if you believe AH Robins's name should be erased from our campus, you are woke.

If not, you are a racist pig and you deserved to be destroyed.

At the University of Richmond, if you believe Paul Queally's name should be erased from our campus, you are woke.

If not, you are a racist pig and you deserved to be destroyed.
 

Gallipoli

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If you judge your neighbors because they refuse to recycle, you are woke.

If you believe that the US should shut down its oil and gas production, you are woke.

If you believe that eliminating fossil fuels production in the US weakens this country, by making the US dependent on countries such as Russia and China, you are a climate denier.
 

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