The snowflakes at Berkeley seem to be melting at the thought of Free Speech Week and MILO.
Not only have more than 170 faculty members called for classes to be shut down during Free Speech Week, the students themselves have also called for a boycott of classes and midterm examinations, too.
The faculty members claimed in a letter titled “Boycott the Alt Right” they couldn’t “remain silent while students, staff, colleagues, and fellow community members are threatened.”
The author of the letter also wrote that faculty members “refuse to grant the Alt-Right the media spectacle that they so desperately desire.”
Seemingly, the snowflakes at Berkeley jumped on that particular bandwagon and have called for their classes to be canceled out of fear.
“We as students of the University of California, Berkeley request that all classes and academic commitments for the days of September 24th to 27th to be canceled,” a screenshot provided to MILO News by an unnamed source reads. “Students who feel targeted by the events of ‘Free Speech Week’ do not feel physically and mentally safe to be present on campus.”
According to the screenshots, the students feel “it is a disservice to hold class during these days given that many students are scared to walk safely through campus and mentally do not have the ability to focus in class or to be fully mentally present for their midterms.”
So, their solution to the horror of free speech is to cancel the midterms and other academic commitments.
The students state that they have “listed in order of priority, actions the university should take to maintain an equitable learning environment.”
(1) Cancel midterms during these days
(2) Allow students to submit assignments online
(3) Cancel classes, assign alternate material for that day, or provide full access to materials for those classes.
According to the students, their request “comes primarily from a place of necessity.”
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