A Black Lives Matter, what some are referring to as a protest, disrupted students studying in Dartmouth’s Baker-Berry Library. Peaceful protest is a pillar of America and its liberties. However freedom requires responsibility, and bigoted, racist verbal attacks are not protected.
Dartmouth’s student newspaper, The Dartmouth Review is reporting:
Black-clad protesters gathered in front of Dartmouth Hall, forming a crowd roughly one hundred fifty strong. Ostensibly there to denounce the removal of shirts from a display in Collis, the Black Lives Matter collective began to sing songs and chant their eponymous catchphrase. Not content to merely demonstrate there for the night, the band descended from their high-water mark to march into Baker-Berry Library.
“F*** you, you filthy white f***s!” “F*** you and your comfort!” “F*** you, you racist s***!”
Throngs of protesters converged around fellow students who had not joined in their long march. They confronted students who bore “symbols of oppression”: “gangster hats” and Beats-brand headphones. The flood of demonstrators self-consciously overstepped every boundary, opening the doors of study spaces with students reviewing for exams. Those who tried to close their doors were harassed further. One student abandoned the study room and ran out of the library. The protesters followed her out of the library, shouting obscenities the whole way.
Students who refused to listen to or join their outbursts were shouted down. “Stand the f*** up!” “You filthy racist white piece of s***!” Men and women alike were pushed and shoved by the group. “If we can’t have it, shut it down!” they cried. Another woman was pinned to a wall by protesters who unleashed their insults, shouting “filthy white b****!” in her face.
American’s are witnessing a strong anti-American ideology at work. Demonizing the constitution has become common place within these fringe groups, which can not be accepted on campuses or in our daily lives.
Men and women have fought and continue to fight for our freedoms around the world. Our country needs the average American to do the same here at home.