I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I’m starting to notice a pattern here.
Campus Reform journalist Cabot Phillips went down to Savannah College of Art and Design where a petition is currently circulating demanding the removal of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s name from a building which bears it.
True to form, many students believed the building should have the name of an “anti-woman” Justice taken off it, however, when Phillips asked what it was Thomas said or did that made him anti-woman, he was met with blank stares and quite a few admissions of ignorance.
One person said that Thomas’s name should be removed because he doesn’t represent the student body. Another reasoned that he was a “historical figure” and “so, uh…so is Hitler.” Another thought he should be removed because it’s “not a big deal.”
When it came time to give reasons, the students went blank.
“I don’t know,” said one girl. “I haven’t done much research on this. I just saw a Facebook petition about it, and that’s kind of the extent of it.”
Another girl admitted that she had done no research about Thomas to have that opinion. Another noted that the college had a liberal community and that Thomas’s name on the building somehow degrades that. When asked if that was a part of the liberal value of tolerance and open-mindedness, the girl said: “that’s just a way to twist the concept of liberalism.”
To be fair, not all students were as ridiculous as these. One male student said he’d never sign that petition on the grounds that simply disagreeing with somebody doesn’t mean they don’t deserve honors.