Students don’t have the right to carry on campus but do have the ‘right’ to pick a gender.
A student at Kalamazoo College has been attacked and labeled “homophobic” and “racist” by student government representatives because he wanted to facilitate a discussion about campus carry.
In an audio recording exclusively obtained by Campus Reform, students at a Student Commission meeting—K-College’s student government—interrupted Alexander Ross, a sophomore political science major, as he requested that the students engage in a conversation about campus carry, a request he had been asking the Commission for five straight weeks.
During the public comment portion of the meeting, Ross addressed the Commission’s refusal to discuss issues outside of its ideology. Despite being interrupted several times, Ross encouraged the Commission to stop automatically saying “no” to students’ requests and be more open to other viewpoints.
“I’ve been here for five weeks and I’ve talked to two of you” Ross told the Commission, which according to its website, has over 23 commissioners.
“Sorry, I’m gonna have to interrupt you because you as a white male talking to me,” protested an unidentified member of the Commission midway through Ross’s remarks.
“Seek out people who think differently than you instead of shutting them down as wrong,” Ross responded. “It’s extremely childish to call me names,” he said, but the name calling had just begun.
After his allotted time expired, Ross and his pro-Second Amendment advocacy, were berated by the Kalamazoo student government.[…]
Members accused Ross of “racism,” “homophobia,” and “sexism,” and some even went so far as to accuse Ross’s pro-Second Amendment position of desiring to kill students in black hoodies.
“I’m going to be honest with you, Alex. I never advocated for you. I never would have,” Brown said. “I would never represent you because, I couldn’t because, you directly conflict with my life. Period.”
“For anyone on this Commission to represent you would be to represent racism, sexism, homophobia,” Brown said. “And clearly you just spent two hours of your time listening that this body would like to be an anti-racist institution. So what you seek should not come from here. At least not this body with these people.”
“There will be no resolution written for your racism,” she continued. “It won’t happen. No one will support you. If you want to do this, whatever you call yourself, disrespecting, burning bridges, having no reason to create open dialogue, you’re going to continue to be the lone ranger, who from my perspective is threatened by black and brown people. So no. I will not advocate for you to get a gun to shoot me because you feel scared in the middle of the night when you see me in my black hoodie. I will not. I would not.”