“Alexander Ross, a sophomore political science major, has been trying to get the student government at Kalamazoo College to engage in a conversation about campus carry for five weeks,” campusreform.org reports. When Ross finally got his three minutes in front of the council he protested the delay in a quiet voice. An unidentified member of the Student Commission ain’t got time for that. “Time’s up,” she interrupts, to begin a six-minute rant against Mr. Ross. Apparently, anyone talking to the commission dissing their protocol “coming from a white male privileged stance in life” is “disrespectful.” It’s gets worse . . .
I am aware of who you are what your ideals are and how you feel. I would never represent you. Because I couldn’t because you directly conflict my life. Period. For anyone on this commission to represent you would be to represent racism, sexism, homophobia . . .
There will be no resolutions written for your racism. It won’t happen. No one will support you. . . You’re continuing 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.
As far as we know, Mr. Ross has not expressed any racist, sexist or homophobic opinions. But he has argued for conservative values and the right for Americans to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms on campus.
And for that he’s been called a racist. I wonder if the un-named commissioner knows the origin of American gun control, as outlined by the Supreme Court in the Heller decision. Not that she’d want to discuss it . . .