A radical student group at Clemson University is demanding that administrators at the taxpayer-funded public school “prosecute defamatory speech” to fix a “pattern of social injustice.”
The student group is called See the Stripes, Campus Reform reports.
Though the See the Stripes catalog of grievances is long, the most notable one involves a demand to suspend free speech protection under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“[W]e want a public commitment from the Clemson University Administration to prosecute criminally predatory behaviors and defamatory speech committed by members of the Clemson University community (including, but not limited to, those facilitated by usage of social media),” the group proclaims.
See the Stripes also wants to rename an “offensively named” campus building. The odious edifice is Tillman Hall, which is named after Benjamin “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman, a Democrat and a world-historical racist who fought to limit the rights of black people in the decades after the Civil War.
This week, the faculty senate at Clemson tabled a resolution that would have called for a rechristening of the building.
Other See the Stripes demands include more public cash for minority groups and the construction of a multicultural center which minority members can use as a “safe space,” notes Campus Reform.
An ill-advised “Crip-mas”-themed Christmas party thrown by the Clemson chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in December is the rationale See the Stripes has given for the list of demands.
School officials suspended the fraternity indefinitely as a result of the party.
See the Stripes additionally argues that the Clemson football team is deeply related to the pre-Civil War Southern institution of slavery.
Clemson officials have indicated that they are taking all the demands seriously (including, presumably, the demand to nullify the First Amendment). An official response is forthcoming soon.
In addition to being the home of See the Stripes, Clemson is a major research university bursting with scientific discovery. For example, in April 2013, student researchers tested ping-pong balls used in various beer pong games around campus. They discovered a swarm of dodgy bacteria, thus demonstrating that beer pong is both gross in and an excessively efficient way to drink way too much beer. (RELATED: Science At Clemson: Beer Pong Balls Are Crawling With Nasty Bacteria)
Also, Clemson is not the first or only school where a tiny group of radicals is making audacious demands.
At the University of Minnesota, for example, members of a radical leftist group that calls itself “Whose Diversity?” have demanded that the school confess that it “exists as a product of” colonial evil. Its comically lengthy list of demands is over 1,000 words longer than the Declaration of Independence and includes a requirement that every student take a course covering “gender non-conforming issues” as well as gender-neutral bathrooms and a “meditation and healing” room. (RELATED: Minnesota Radicals Demand Mandatory Transgender Classes Because Of Colonialism OR ELSE)
At Dartmouth College, America’s most hopelessly and disturbingly fragile Ivy League school, an enigmatic, eight-page, grievance-filled email appeared in students’ inboxes in spring 2014 threatening “physical action” if administrators did not meet a long list of demands. The message outlined the group’s insistence on reparations because of an alleged atmosphere of racism and oppression at the Ivy League school in rural New England. (RELATED: Student Terrorists Threaten Dartmouth With ‘Physical Action’ If Leftist Demands Not Met)