For $35K DePaul provides a refuge for Chalkophobics

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For $35K DePaul provides a refuge for Chalkophobics

There are a lot of things you can buy for $37,000. At DePaul Uni­ver­sity in addi­tion to a years edu­ca­tion it buys you pro­tec­tion from the dan­gers of chalk:

DePaul Uni­ver­sity will no longer allow stu­dents to chalk polit­i­cal mes­sages on the side­walks of its cam­pus because of the “offen­sive, hurt­ful, and divi­sive” nature of pro-​Trump chalk­ing found on cam­pus last week.

The bad news is the con­tin­ued regres­sion to 16th cen­tury val­ues were Royal cen­sors who decided what things could be expressed but the good news is this stuff makes Jim Treacher’s job at the Daily Caller so much eas­ier.

Yet, as loath­some as I find Trump and his lick­spit­tle apol­o­gists, I can’t help but laugh at the col­lege stu­dents who run for their safe spaces at the mere sight of the man’s name.

It’s why Pro­fes­sor Glenn Reynolds says this con­cern­ing Trump:

It’s hilar­i­ous, isn’t it. And if he’s the nom­i­nee, I’ll vote for him, partly for this very reason.

I ques­tion the wis­dom of pay­ing a uni­ver­sity $35K to pro­tect peo­ple from chalk. Per­haps we should be see­ing more of those empty dorms Glenn was talk­ing about.

Clos­ing thought, If you won­der why some of us thought the cul­ture wars were worth fight­ing, now you know.

There are a lot of things you can buy for $37,000. At DePaul University in addition to a years education it buys you protection from the dangers of chalk:

DePaul University will no longer allow students to chalk political messages on the sidewalks of its campus because of the “offensive, hurtful, and divisive” nature of pro-Trump chalking found on campus last week.

The bad news is the continued regression to 16th century values were Royal censors who decided what things could be expressed but the good news is this stuff makes Jim Treacher’s job at the Daily Caller so much easier.

Yet, as loathsome as I find Trump and his lickspittle apologists, I can’t help but laugh at the college students who run for their safe spaces at the mere sight of the man’s name.

It’s why Professor Glenn Reynolds says this concerning Trump:

It’s hilarious, isn’t it. And if he’s the nominee, I’ll vote for him, partly for this very reason.

I question the wisdom of paying a university $35K to protect people from chalk. Perhaps we should be seeing more of those empty dorms Glenn was talking about.

Closing thought, If you wonder why some of us thought the culture wars were worth fighting, now you know.