(Headline USA) Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania postponed an event marketed toward people who are “tired of white cis men” after backlash.
The private college in Pennsylvania offered the event, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 12, as part of a “peace and justice” senior project, according to Fox News. It was sponsored by the school’s Gender Sexuality and Resource Center, and encouraged students and faculty members to “come paint and write about” how sick they are of white, straight men. The paintings and writings were then going to be displayed in the school’s cafeteria.
One anonymous Gettsyburg alumnus said he was shocked that the school was allowing people on campus “to discriminate based on sexuality and race,” arguing that was “not something that was ever in the Gettysburg that was taught to me.”
“Even as a conservative, the one thing Gettysburg used to always strive for was diversity, equity and inclusion but in an actual good way that you could have conservatives, you could have liberals, you could have actual conversations,” he said. “You could have that academic back-and-forth as a liberal arts college.”
Other students slammed the planned event in an Instagram post about it.
“Racism is racism — same goes for sexism,” one user commented. Another said, “We should all email that email address irrelevant stuff just to waste their time.”
A current senior at Gettysburg said this event is just the latest in a string of woke events on campus. The student said they were “not surprised at all that a poster like this is spread through the college, considering there was a public drag show in the middle of campus three or four weeks prior to this.”
“The faculty on campus always preaches unity among students on campus but never actually do anything to enact this unity,” the student explained.
The student went on to say that the administration continues to push wokeness on campus in spite of opposition from students.
“The school does not have an accurate grasp of how students truly feel about the college,” the student said. “Most are angered and discouraged that the school is improving not just from this event but many other events that have occurred before this.”