There are countless stories over the past few decades of elementary school-aged children being punished for the “crime” of playing “cops and robbers” out on the playground. There are some politically correct schoolteachers out there who are unaware that making your hand in the shape of a gun isn’t the same as actually holding a gun, apparently.
It’s the kind of pettiness you’d expect to see confined to our nation’s elementary schools – but not in today’s age, where colleges are run by the adult children who attend them.
As Campus Reform reported, An organized group of students shut down a “cops and robbers”-themed fraternity event at the University of Virginia Friday night because it made “a joke of mass incarceration.”
Attendees at the function wore costumes depicting police officers and inmates, and were met by a group of about 20 protesters organized by “UVa Students United,” a student group that describes itself as a “coalition of students from around the University community taking direct action and organizing for a more accessible, democratic, and inclusive UVa.”
After about an hour of confrontation between the partygoers and student activists, Students United reports in a Facebook post that police eventually arrived on the scene after being called by fraternity members, who reported the activists for trespassing.
The totally cool kids who shut down the event made a Facebook post explaining their decision – to much mockery at their pointless protest.
As for the overwhelmingly negative reaction, here’s a selection.
Perhaps my favorite line from their post explaining the protest was “During confrontations with people at the party, the majority of partygoers asserted that they had no intention of “offending or hurting anyone.” It’s this kind of willful ignorance that allows white supremacy to continue.” What an evolution “white supremacy” has made over the years! Colonialism to slavery to Jim Crow to……. games of cops and robbers.
Is this real life anymore, or are we all living in an extended episode of the Twilight Zone?