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Hampshire College officials are trying to address concerns raised by students this week about myriad issues including divestment, sexual assault and racism. Classes were cancelled Tuesday afternoon so students could talk about issues in a student-led community meeting. Classes were subsequently cancelled for all of Wednesday and a visit day for students considering Hampshire was cancelled Thursday while campus officials and students tried to address student concerns.
Xavier A. Torres de Janon is a senior and said he has never “seen things so unsettled as now. This is unprecedented.”
“There is so much uncertainty and fear on this campus.”
He said he feels safe to speak out as a man but some women don’t.
“In essence the administration has been silencing survivors of sexual assault.”
He said there are accused rapists on campus and the students don’t know how many. “It’s so terrifying for us.
And he said, “there is a lot of racism.”
He said women of color are particularly experiencing it on campus, although this is not new. According the latest Clery Report for 2014, eight rapes were reported on the campus of about 1,400. At UMass the number was 11 on a campus of 22,000 undergraduates with 14,000 living there. Sutton-Fernandez said the numbers may not reflect the true incidents that were alleged in 2014 but could have occurred in other years.
The college has launched two task forces, one to address sexual assault and another to look at racism. The college had been working to create the racism task force before thee events of the last two days, Courtmanche said. But students in anonymous emails and postings and in stories in the campus paper say the college has not done enough. In an editorial in the Hampshire Howler, Deidre Kelly wrote: “I am a student affected by the events of Tuesday afternoon.
“I came into a space that I did not know would be incredibly unsafe for me and my fellow survivors of sexual assault.
“I stayed in solidarity with my friends, who were incredibly brave to share their stories, as well as to hear the black students and students of color who spoke to their experiences in this racist institution, but it hurt me deeply to be in that space.
“I carried a mattress out and stood in front of the library with dozens of my fellow survivors and their supporters as we cried and mourned and (re)experienced trauma and processed what had occurred in that room.
“You did not organize safe spaces for survivors of sexual violence or for students of color.”
Hampshire College students, protesting sexual violence on campus, interfere with traffic on busy West Bay Road. pic.twitter.com/Gty0LcP3U5
— Larry Kelley (@amherstac) April 20, 2016
Call me an asshole all you want, but I don’t believe a word these people are saying. Not a word. I don’t believe that there were 8 rapes on a campus this small in 2014. I don’t believe that. I believe there might have been 8 people who claim they were raped. But when you have a University that is over 10 times your size down the street (UMass), and they have the same number of incidents that you did, something’s up.
And the whole, “I carried my mattress around” to protest the alleged sexual assaults all come from this idiot, Emma Sulcowicz, who started doing this at Columbia a couple years ago:
Professors and students started to harass and threaten the alleged rapist and his life was basically ruined. Turns out he didn’t do it and she went on to make amateur porn.
Look, I understand rape is very real, and it’s a VERY serious topic. But these idiots are the ones who ruin it for legitimate victims. Deirdre Kelly was the girl who brought the mattress out at Hampshire College. According to her Facebook page she basically protests for a living and is ALWAYS the victim.
She’s clearly got the feministo agenda going on, and coincidentally SHE, of all people, becomes a victim of sexual assault. What a coincidence!!
Hampshire College is a school for freaks. That’s just a fact. It’s worse than any place you’ve ever been to. Here’s a video we found of some of these poor oppressed souls talking about their problems:
I didn’t understand a word any of them were talking about, and I have no idea if they were dudes or chicks. This is why it’s so hard to take these people seriously.
So what do they want the school to do? Oh yea, expel ANYONE who has been accused of rape:
— jess (@JessicaLynnRoy) April 21, 2016
Yea, let’s expel a bunch of random dudes who have not been charged with any crime merely because an agenda-driven student is looking for a reason to protest. Haven’t we learned our lesson with the Duke lacrosse scandal? Do these whiny liars always get to have their way because they yell louder than everyone else?
Anyway, this whole protest is being led by this oppressed individual:
His name is Xavier A. Torres de Janon, and he is VERY afraid:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – these people are all just losers. This person right here:
Has never been invited to a party. He doesn’t really feel “unsafe” or “targeted.” He just wants attention. Because he’s a loser, and without this he’s got nothing. Anyone who feels “unsafe” or “traumatized” at Hampshire College should be openly mocked and humiliated. That’s the problem with these losers. Back in the day everyone would’ve laughed at them and they would’ve been so embarrassed that they would stop being whiny little slugpumps. But nowadays we coddle them, give into their demands, and give them safe spaces.
There isn’t a college in America that is more safe, and more liberal and accepting than Hampshire College. We wrote about this school a while back when we found this chart of microagressions on their campus:
There is ZERO RACISM at Hampshire College. Literally none. But these idiots just call everything racism if it challenges their juvenile world view. Then they pretend as if they’re scared or threatened, start demanding shit, and colleges give into their bullshit by canceling classes. And when faculty actually tries to help, it’s never enough for them:
These poor souls. How will they ever survive in the real world? Oh yea, and did I mention that oppressed Xavier is paying for this expensive private college with a GoFundMe?
Anyway, these ding dongs are so fucked once they graduate. If anyone is actually dumb enough to hire them, then they’re in for a real treat. EVERYTHING makes them feel unsafe, and in their world view this means the onus is on you to make them feel safe. It will take about five seconds for them to walk into an office, find or hear something that offends them, and then demand that the boss fire everyone or they’ll stop coming to work. Then the boss will say “see ya later” and they’ll pitch a tent and blame everything on the 1%. Laugh at them. They are a joke.
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