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Baylor University Labels 9/11 Flag Tribute With Trigger Warning

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Baylor University placed a warning on a campus 9/11 display advising the 2,977 American flags as “sensitive content,” the Baylor chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Baylor Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) has presented the same display in a prominent area of the campus for several years, according to a press release sent to the DCNF. The display was accompanied by a sign dedicating the memorial to “those who lost their lives on 9/11,” with the organization’s name.

“The Young Conservatives of Texas at Baylor are highly disappointed in Baylor’s conduct in this matter. We have consistently proven that we are dedicated to conducting a respectful and apolitical 9/11 memorial and have never even asked to put our name with this event,” Baylor YCT Chair Jake Neidert told the DCNF.

“At the end of the day, Young Conservatives of Texas stands for Principles over Party, and today Baylor made a 9/11 memorial out to be a sensitive partisan and political event. Memorializing 9/11 isn’t political or sensitive, it’s distinctly American,” Neidert added.

The display was approved by Baylor Student Activities, Baylor YCT told the DCNF. The university has not previously put up disclaimers around the presentation.

“Upon our initial request to place the memorial this year, we made it clear to Baylor Student Activities that this was not a political event. Less than 24 hours before the event, Baylor Student Activities informed us they would need to place ‘expression activity’ signs near the flags,” the press release said.

Baylor YCT has requested a formal apology from the university, according to the press release.

“These signs amount to nothing short of a trigger warning for an event that should unite all Americans,” the press release said.

“As Baylor students, this is incredibly saddening for us to see. 9/11 is a day that we can forget our political identities and come together to remember those who died and celebrate the triumph of our nation over evil.”

Baylor University did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

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2 Comments

  1. Universities, colleges were meant to be all and end all institutions of learning for those who want to play follow the leader. As for the flag being a trigger for some then don’t even bother to go to a university on taxpayers’ dollars then insult the taxpayer by not honoring our flag or anthem. Just pack up and leave, go where you might be tolerated, we don’t need you, we will do better without you.

  2. POOR LITTLE SNOWFLAKES!!!!

    The following is the true definition of a pampered, self indulgent pseudo intellectual High School or College idiot. You exist in the make-believe world of the campus, and have no idea of what people in the real world do or endure. Your total lack of common sense shows just exactly why today’s high school or college diploma would be better used for toilet paper.

    All today’s diploma shows that one has learned how to scam the system, and not that they know how to tie their shoes…without help…. It’s too bad the military draft was abolished as a stint in basic training would do wonders for your understanding of reality.

    One might give a little slack to college kids because that college kids are young and inexperienced, while the Demorroids are “supposed” to be a little more well versed in the workings of the world and should therefore know better, remember I said “supposed to be.”

    Unfortunately According to the Pentagon, Nearly 76% of today’s youth ages 17 through 25 would not qualify for induction into the armed forces. 32% would be disqualified for being obese another 22% would not be acceptable because they lack the proper education 19% would not qualify because of the use of controlled substances The remaining 3% would be unacceptable due to mental and or societal issues.

    The average tuition at most American universities is about $60,000 a year 85% of College students qualify for some form of federal financial aid. Does anyone wonder why the presidents of these universities would allow their students to pay for their tuition with federal dollars –dollars provided by the same government whose flag is no longer suitable to fly at their schools!!!

    Most people’s parents lived better with a high school diploma than today’s college graduates do with a four-year degree! Of the three million available jobs today fewer than 20% require a four-year degree. We are lending money we don’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist now that’s just plain STUPID!!!

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