MN - Univ Students reject new 9/11 tradition “potential perpetuation of Islamophobia”

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  1. K_Z

    K_Z Verified Anesthetist

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    http://www.startribune.com/universi...after-voting-down-9-11-recognition/351081611/

    http://www.startribune.com/universi...ims-after-outcry-over-student-vote/351543061/



    http://www.leoaffairs.com/featured/...-911-victims-saying-its-offensive-to-muslims/

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...remembering-9-11-is-offensive-to-muslims.html

    This unfortunate era of intolerance on college campuses for any ideas one does not agree with, or that one could perceive as "offensive", is an outgrowth of the "safe spaces", "microaggression" movement. The Atlantic Monthly (below) has a very good article delving into this new phenomenon of intolerance for any opposing or uncomfortable ideas among college students. Very disturbing that University professors are losing their jobs over the things described in the article.

    I'm interested to hear what Websleuthers think about this new phenomenon.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/
     
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  3. wendybtn

    wendybtn Active Member

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    Normal, sane people begrudge no one who is dead a moment to be remembered.
     
  4. Woodland

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    Fwiw, find it difficult to understand why students at the University of Minnesota are being held responsible for commemorating 9/11. Aren't they there to learn?

    If every location in the US is held responsible to uphold a remembrance of 9/11 then could understand the perceived controversy.

    Does McDonald's hold a moment of silence at their US locations? Krispy Kreme? Should they?

    Assume this is an attempt at race baiting - a poor one at that imo. Good luck with getting the population of the US on board that this university is wrong about this issue.
    Jmo.
     
  5. ~n/t~

    ~n/t~ New Member

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    If the University has been commemorating 9/11 for 14 years, why has it suddenly become an issue ?
     
  6. bluesneakers

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    Why didn't they care enough to do this years ago? Do they have moments of recognition at any other time during the school year, like December 7th, November 11th, May 8th, or April 4th?

    IMO when the vote didn't go their way they started whining about it.

    http://www.mnrepublic.com/msa-rejects-moment-of-recognition-resolution-for-911/
     
  7. bluesneakers

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    Have they? What I read said this was a response to the lack of commemoration.
     
  8. Woodland

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    Thanks I misread. I thought they were stopping it because of the possible backlash to the Muslims because of the tragedy in Paris.
     
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    I wonder if this is the same student group that got the university to stop mentioning race in a warning to students when a rape occurred on or near the campus.
     
  11. human

    human Well-Known Member

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    U of M is my Alma Mater! Proud to be a graduate. MN scores at the top every year for is it the ACT or the SAT? I forget. Students there are top notch.

    Even more proud of Gov Mark Dayton who is a multi millionare. From Dayton Hudson and Target family founders. A true man of compassion!
     
  12. KaaBoom

    KaaBoom `·.¸¸ ><((((º> ...·´`·.¸¸ ><((((º>...·

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    Republicans, enough said. Political mudsling at it’s finest.
     
  13. Laughing

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    IIRC, the FBI agents who first reported messages involving getting terrorists into US flight schools in order to fly planes into buildings were assigned for field offices in Minnesota.

    They were ignored....
     
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    Spoken like a true believer in tolerance and co-existing.

    How is it mudslinging to want to do something to remember 9/11?
     
  15. Nova

    Nova New Member

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    Read again. Nobody said it was.
     
  16. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Read between the lines. jmo
     
  17. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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  18. PeregrineFaulkner

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    Do they have a moment of silence for Pearl Harbor? How about the OKC bombing? Or the burning of the Branch Dividian complex?

    Maybe just a moment of silence every single morning, to really set the mood for the day?
     

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