… the usual roster of cliches and list of demands. But the comedy comes at the end:
Meanwhile, John Cowan, a white 2014 University of Kansas graduate, began a hunger strike on campus Friday morning in solidarity with KU student group movements. If the activist groups’ demands are not met or if a plan of action is not issued by KU, “then I die or go to the hospital,” Cowan told the newspaper, echoing the sentiments of a graduate student at the University of Missouri who ended his hunger strike last week after the resignations of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.
“I’m kind of at an advantage because of my white privilege, so my suffering is self-inflicted,” said Cowan. “Others don’t have that choice, it’s inflicted upon them.”
Unlike the AmherstUprising Twitter feed, I’m pretty sure this isn’t parody. More.
Reality check: Is it possible that the admin and liberal arts profs are tacitly encouraging all this in order to get out of the job of teaching asshats altogether? In the long run, wouldn’t catering to them be easier?
Turn the U into a grand hotel, and so what if the patron is an asshat? Intellectual achievement can just go somewhere else.
Oh wait, the rest of us are paying in this case, not just the asshat. Tough for us if we vote for it.
See also: Amherst U caves to asshat protests