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SMU students outraged that 9/11 memorial flags must be moved
Dallas News ^ | 01 August 2017 | Lauren Fox

Posted on 08/01/2017 8:45:11 PM PDT by Lorianne

Southern Methodist University officials on Tuesday revised a policy that aimed to protect students from "harmful or triggering" messages after a dispute erupted over an annual 9/11 installation that students had planned for the heart of campus.

Nearly 3,000 flags have been placed on Southern Methodist University's Dallas Hall Lawn every year since 2010, but the group responsible for the display, Young Americans for Freedom, was recently told it must be moved.

University officials told Grant Wolf, who leads SMU's Young Americans chapter, that the display can be placed only on Morrison-McGinnis Park, a less prominent campus location informally known as MoMac Park.

In a policy posted in July, SMU stated that, "The University respects the right of all members of the SMU community to express their opinions. The University also respects the right of all members of the community to avoid messages that are triggering, harmful or harassing. It is the policy of the University to protect the exercise of these rights."

The university revised the policy Tuesday.

"SMU respects the rights of all campus community members to express their opinions, as well as their right to be free from coercion and harassment. The policy has been further updated to better reflect this balance and to remove the poor wording regarding triggering or harmful messages," it said in a prepared statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 911memorial; campus; flag; flags; smu; triggerfreecampus
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1 posted on 08/01/2017 8:45:11 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

“Triggering”...I’d like to trigger the idiots running this school. What does this “trigger” in some? REALITY???


2 posted on 08/01/2017 8:47:24 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Say hello to President Trump)
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To: goodnesswins

Gee, what was Roy’s horse’s name?????


3 posted on 08/01/2017 8:50:18 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (Brought to you from Turtle Island, otherwise known as 'So-Called North America')
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To: goodnesswins

So if they stop putting up flags, does this mean my friends didn’t die and I didn’t take a detour past the horrible wreckage for two years?

Is that what happens if you erase history?

Just wondering.


4 posted on 08/01/2017 8:52:23 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Lorianne

“The Young Americans and other student groups called the new policy an attack on free speech.”

SMU is a private school and it has the right to exercise controls on political, social and religious displays on campus.

However, the SMU administration does not appear to be exercising common sense on this issue.


5 posted on 08/01/2017 8:54:04 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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To: Lorianne

It is astounding the number of ways the Left can describe censorship without using the word “censorship”.


6 posted on 08/01/2017 8:54:46 PM PDT by joshua c (To disrupt the system, we must disrupt our lives)
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To: dp0622

Southern Methodist = Stalinist Mohammadan ?


7 posted on 08/01/2017 8:55:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: Lorianne

Why do some people get more rights than others? They get the right to veto what others want that is neither offensive or harmful. We need to stand up against those who get the last word to nullify tradition.


8 posted on 08/01/2017 8:57:25 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Political correctness should be defined as news media that exposes political corruption)
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To: goodnesswins

More brainfree “educator” mini-me fascists. To think these nitwits are allowed anywhere near students...


9 posted on 08/01/2017 8:59:37 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation camp?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’ll bet that Southern Methodist University is not really southern Methodist all all, and leadership has been hijacked by others just as has Christian Science Monitor.


10 posted on 08/01/2017 9:00:34 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Political correctness should be defined as news media that exposes political corruption)
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To: Timpanagos1
SMU is a private school and it has the right to exercise controls on political, social and religious displays on campus.

If it's a private school, doesn't it rely on the generosity of their alumni to keep some of the gravy train rolling there? A few moneyed alumni suddenly finding new places to donate and the administration might get the message.

If I were the "Young Americans for Freedom" group, I'd be making darned sure that these SMU alumni know of this new policy.

11 posted on 08/01/2017 9:01:06 PM PDT by ssaftler ("Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people's things alone, and be kind to one another.")
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To: Lorianne

It’s supposed to be triggering. You’re supposed to cry a little.


12 posted on 08/01/2017 9:01:25 PM PDT by pharmacopeia
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To: fieldmarshaldj

YES


13 posted on 08/01/2017 9:01:56 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Lorianne

These are the same idiots that did this:

http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/11/smu-volleyball-cancels-honorary-serve-for-dallas-police-officer-then-apologizes/

They cancelled the slain officer’s ceremonial first serve because they assumed he (and by extension his daughter) was white and would “trigger” people or “be insensitive to diversity.” Officer Michael Smith was born in Asia of Asian parents, was an immigrant and as such his daughter was half Asian and a first generation citizen. They only reinstated the invite after public shaming and someone pointed out that by “encouraging diversity” they had actually discriminated against someone with the “diversity credits” they claimed to be protecting. What a bunch of idiots.


14 posted on 08/01/2017 9:02:30 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Lorianne

Well ya know... removing the flags might “trigger” some other students.


15 posted on 08/01/2017 9:03:34 PM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP - VOTE OUT ALL REPUBLICANS & SAVE THE US FROM COMMUNISM)
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To: Lorianne; SaveFerris; LUV W; Texas Fossil

Triggered by historical facts?

I bet these “officials” weren’t triggered by this SMU proof’s social justice piece....

https://blog.smu.edu/research/2016/02/16/charity-social-justice-and-earth-friendly-activism-replace-big-houses-diamond-rings-and-ostentatious-living-for-status-seekers/

Or this social justice presentation in Dallas Hall...

https://blog.smu.edu/dedmancollege/2017/04/12/social-media-social-justice-social-activism-an-smu-and-dallas-community-panel-event/

Or, this ‘gathering’...

http://blog.smu.edu/dedmancollege/2017/07/12/human-rights-youth-summit-set-for-july-15/

This is happening at the campus that houses the GWBush Presidential Library.

It’s happening on campuses, all across the country.

Wake up, folks. Stop sending your hard earned $$ to these schools without fully vetting them/their policies.


16 posted on 08/01/2017 9:04:42 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: ssaftler

“If it’s a private school, doesn’t it rely on the generosity of their alumni to keep some of the gravy train rolling there? “

I think we all know how far SMU alumni are willing to go to keep the Pony Express rolling.


17 posted on 08/01/2017 9:05:37 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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To: Lorianne

Triggering the snowflakes’ melting.
The unnerving thing is that in 2020 the oldest Millenials will be old enough to run for the Presidency.


18 posted on 08/01/2017 9:06:23 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: Lorianne; Jane Long

19 posted on 08/01/2017 9:09:05 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: Jane Long; Arrowhead1952; NYTexan; mylife; Eaker; TheMom; laurenmarlowe; El Gato; RebelTex; ...

Who the he-double-hockey-sticks authorized such a despicable act! Our governor needs to step in and stop this outrage!

Texas Ping!


20 posted on 08/01/2017 9:09:32 PM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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