Disagree with Safe Spaces? You're a White Supremacist
In a rare video of dialogue between conservative activists with Young America's Foundation (YAF) and angry "social justice warriors" (SJWs) at the University of Kansas (KU), viewers can catch a glimpse of the ideas behind "safe spaces" and the angry ideology which doesn't take no for an answer. Toward the end, one SJW flatly called the meeting's organizer a white supremacist, and said this is beyond debate.
"It's not a disagreement of whether you're a white supremacist or not," declared the deep-voiced individual who identified her(?)self as a "trans woman of color." "If you believe in this snowflake bullsh*t, if you believe that there should not be safe spaces on this campus, if you believe that there is not institutional racism on this campus, that is you not recognizing your white privilege!"
This was not the first time this trans woman called the organizer a white supremacist. "I am calling you — and you can get it on video — I am calling you a white supremacist. The fact that you think it is your job and your entitlement and your duty to destroy safe spaces."
At least three SJWs entirely derailed the YAF meeting by loudly interrupting the organizer's attempts to explain why he opposed "intellectual safe spaces." Amazing as it may seem, through all the shouting and name-calling, a general idea emerged, incoherent as it might have been.
One LGBT individual, who I might call a gay man, reacted angrily to being referred to as "you." This person angrily declared, "My pronouns are THEY!" At which point the trans woman of color explained, "So from now on, when you refer to them, use they/them/their because we've shown you the respect to refer to you by your name. So from now on you will refer to them as they because that is the appropriate thing to do after you are the age of f**king twelve."
(In all fairness to this person, words and grammatical syntax have meaning. Even if a person is schizophrenic and has multiple personalities, an English speaker should refer to that person as singular — and if addressing that person, as "you," which is the second person. Normally, I would refer to a person how they prefer, but in order for my language to make sense, I will have to refuse his request.)
This gay man defended safe spaces, arguing that "those places were made for people like me." In a passionate declaration, he explained why he needed them:
Do y'all understand that I had to fight ... to be able to live in a hall that I'm comfortable in, and I still got sh*t for it?
I don't study in the library, because I don't feel comfortable with people always wondering what my gender identity is. I don't feel comfortable being in classrooms where I am supposed to speak as a trans human, a queer person, as all queer people. ... If I don't care about that, then I get murdered!
This person argued that "safe spaces are a necessity," because "the institution that we're at is not a safe space in its entirety." In order to be safe, "we have to carve out places ... because not only will we get harassed, we'll be murdered, we'll be all this stuff — discriminated against."
Next Page: Reports of violence against the transgender woman.