Special snowflakes at Oberlin demand no midterms, no grade below ‘C’

Oberlin_College_-_Bosworth_HallAnti-capitalist snowflakes at Oberlin College have demanded the school get rid of midterm exams and eliminate any grade below a “C” because things like studying and actually learning something gets in the way of their activism.

The latest demand came after the school’s president refused to pay students for their activism and said they can’t have black-only safe spaces on campus.

According to The Week (Emphasis added):

Students at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their attention to activism. More than 1,300 students at the Midwestern liberal arts college have now signed a petition asking that the college get rid of any grade below a C for the semester, and some students are requesting alternatives to the standard written midterm examination, such as a conversation with a professor in lieu of an essay.

The students say that between their activism work and their heavy course load, finding success within the usual grading parameters is increasingly difficult. “A lot of us worked alongside community members in Cleveland who were protesting,” Megan Bautista, a co-liaison in Oberlin’s student government, said, referring to the protests surrounding the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a police officer in 2014. “But we needed to organize on campus as well — it wasn’t sustainable to keep driving 40 minutes away. A lot of us started suffering academically.”

All together now: WAAAAHHHHHH!

The Week reported that the demand is not without precedent.  Back in the 1970s, the school adjusted grading to accommodate Vietnam War protesters and the Kent State shootings.

Becca Stanek added:

“You know, we’re paying for a service. We’re paying for our attendance here. We need to be able to get what we need in a way that we can actually consume it,” student Zakiya Acey told The New Yorker. “Because I’m dealing with having been arrested on campus, or having to deal with the things that my family are going through because of larger systems — having to deal with all of that, I can’t produce the work that they want me to do. But I understand the material, and I can give it to you in different ways.”

One more time: WAAAAHHHH!  Sniff, sniff.

Twitchy said this got Dana Perino quite worked up.

What job?  At the rate these snowflakes are going, they’ll be lucky to get a job flipping burgers.

Please, don’t give these crybabies any ideas…

So true.


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