It reads like it came from The Onion. A group of students at the formerly prestigious Hamilton College has issued a list of demands. Of course, it reads more like instructions for a pogrom, a cultural revolution designed to destroy whatever remnants of American greatness remained on the campus.
Calling itself “The Movement” this group did nothing more than affirm the fact that they are protesting because that is all that they know how to do. They certainly cannot produce a coherent and literate piece of writing. As I and Stuart Taylor have been at pains to point out, the root cause of this nonsense is admissions standards that are skewed by affirmative action criteria.
Powerline has reprinted the totality of their opus. For our purposes I have selected out a few especially illiterate passages:
Hamilton College cannot continue to overwhelmingly perpetuate narratives that center whiteness, able-bodied individuals, colonization, heteronormativity, and cisnormativity. The faculty, administration, staff, and student body at Hamilton College almost ubiquitously encompass a single population that continues the exclusion of historically underrepresented communities.
Hamilton College must attract diverse and innovative minds of all experiences. We must support these minds on our campuses fully and dedicate ourselves to the needs of all members of our campus. No Hamiltonian truly can feel included while we exclude other Hamiltonians. We demand the vilification [sic] of these forgotten voices. The demands below address a few of the immediate problems facing our College and aim to offer solutions.
We, the Students of Hamilton College, demand that the Office of the President releases an official statement without clause acknowledging that Black Lives Matter. We also demand a statement professing the validity of these demands and the beginning of discussion to implement infrastructure to meet these demands within the next twenty-four hours.
We, the Students of Hamilton College, demand for questions aimed at the prospective President-Elects to center systematic oppression and Hamilton Colleges’ accountability with institutional racism.
As for the university administrators who are cowering before this kind of illiterate mess, they are reaping what they sowed.