College Liberals Flip-Out over Conservative Slogan on T-Shirts

This is what we’re raising folks… a generation of wimps! Harsh criticism? Maybe. But consider this case-in-point…

A right-leaning, independent school newspaper at Claremont Colleges got creative with their advertising slogan printed on t-shirts:

“Claremont Independent: Always Right”

take our poll - story continues below

Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?

  • Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Eagle Rising updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The detractors came out in droves with online bullies taking to social media calling the newspaper and their journalists:

  • “Racist”
    “Ignorant”
    “Idiotic”
    “White supremacists”

Name-calling doesn’t further the conversation. And as if the name-calling weren’t enough, some took it a little more personally saying:

  • They were “insensitive”
    Making them “emotionally ill”

2Claremont Indpendent Always Right TeeOVER T-SHIRTS, people!!! Are you kidding me? If a slogan on a t-shirt makes you “emotionally ill” you need to seek psychiatric help. Literally. Not figuratively. Stop reading and call NOW!

We’ve gotten to the point where teachers have to issue “trigger warnings” before discussing certain topics in class so as not to offend those with heightened sensibilities. And, no, I’m not being insensitive. Trigger warnings are no longer reserved for those who’ve been subjected to violent assaults or PTSD. They are now applicable to those who are offended by every  “microaggression” you can think of, as well as a whole host of them that one would NEVER imagine could cause “trauma” to anyone.

If kids can no longer handle a slogan on a t-shirt, then frank and honest discussions surrounding controversial issues like race, religion, sexism, ethnicity, immigration, and gender are DEFINITELY going to be a problem. How, exactly, will we ever solve anything? These kids are our future leaders, and we’ve raised them to be so sensitive to every little thing, that they can handle NOTHING!

Can you even imagine what the future workforce will look like? Will “trigger warnings” and “microaggressions” become fire-able offenses? Seriously people, we need to lighten up here… and toughen up. No one guaranteed you the right NOT to be offended. So deal with. It’s not a crime… at least not yet.

How about, instead of pointing out the offense and commencing with the name-calling, we reach out and have a civilized discussion in an attempt to bridge the differences, or at a minimum, gain some understanding about each other? It’s the only way to move the conversation forward. What we’ve been doing isn’t working.

H/T TheCollegeFix

From the Real Side

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Joe Messina

Joe Messina

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Send this to a friend