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    Pro-Trump, anti-Mexican messages chalked on California campus as ‘chalkening’ movemen

    Pro-Trump, anti-Mexican messages chalked on California campus as ‘chalkening’ movement spreads


    By Susan Svrluga April 12 at 2:12 PM

    Chalk messages in support of Donald Trump at Emory University last month. (Courtesy of Emory student Amelia Sims)

    Racist messages were written alongside campaign slogans for presidential candidate Donald Trump on sidewalks at the University of California at
    San Diego, as a wave of pro-Trump chalk messages has been spreading on campuses across the country.

    After some students at Emory University said they felt unsafe when they saw Trump’s name chalked all over campus, an outcry erupted over
    whether Trump’s remarks about illegal immigrants, Muslims and other groups make support for him offensive, or whether political correctness
    has gone so far on college campuses, in particular, that even political speech is endangered and a candidate’s very name can be off-limits.

    [Someone wrote ‘Trump 2016′ on Emory’s campus in chalk. Some students said they no longer feel safe.]

    While some students have countered speech with speech, writing slogans for other candidates and ideas, a backlash against the idea of
    sheltered, too-easily-offended liberal students is spreading on social media, with Trump supporters and some free-speech advocates urging
    “chalkening” college campuses.

    It’s not just about Trump: The tensions over free speech have boiled over at many colleges this past year, as student protests over race and
    bias issues in places such as Yale and the University of Missouri have led to heated debates about the First Amendment and what crosses the
    line into hate speech.

    [College president: This is not a day care. This is a university!]


    The conservative student group Young Americans for Liberty announced a “Fight for Free Speech” beginning Wednesday with events happening
    on campuses nationally, warning that opposing ideas are too readily stomped out.

    [‘Coddled’ students and their ‘safe spaces’ aren’t the problem, college official says. Bigots are.]

    In the midst of that debate, and all the intensity of the presidential campaign, the pro-Trump “chalkenings” have taken hold.

    People have chalked Trump’s name and related messages at colleges including the University of Michigan, the University of Kansas and elsewhere.
    Some images shared on social media can’t be easily confirmed, since chalk can so quickly be washed or rained away.

    In some cases, people simply wrote “Trump 2016″ or “Make America Great Again.”

    But some included messages targeting a specific ideology or ethnicity, such as at Michigan, where someone wrote, “Stop Islam.”

    At UCSD, where the chalk appeared the night before Triton Day, when recently admitted students are welcomed to campus, the candidate’s name
    appeared alongside anti-Mexican profanity and messages such as “deport them all.” Some of it was written outside a campus community center for
    Latino students.

    A provost at UCSD issued a statement Monday decrying the messages and “any attempt to sow division by stigmatizing certain populations or
    communities.”

    And the chancellor, executive vice chancellor and vice chancellors also posted a statement Monday:

    A series of incidents occurring on college and university campuses across the United States have reflected our nation’s current divisive political
    climate. Unfortunately, late Friday evening graffiti promoting the deportation of undocumented immigrants and the construction of a wall on the
    border of Mexico was discovered chalked on UC San Diego’s campus sidewalks. This graffiti runs counter to our campus values of equity and
    inclusion. We value diversity and respect for all cultures.

    UC San Diego is steadfast in the commitment to our Principles of Community which reflect a collective dedication to a campus where we uphold
    each individual’s right to dignity, justice and respect. We affirm the Principles of Community as the guide for all campus citizens as we move
    forward to foster the best working and learning environment.

    The UCSD College Democrats wrote on social media:

    We are deeply disturbed by reports this morning that hooded male adults were seen writing pro-Trump propaganda as well as violently racist
    and xenophobic quotes such as “build the wall”, “deport them all”, “f— Mexicans”, and “Mexico will pay” all over our campus including in front
    of the UCSD Raza Resource Centro (pictured).

    These actions were clearly tied to the huge crowds that will be drawn to campus for Triton Day and our club will be out in force to let the
    Class of 2020 know that UCSD is an inclusive community and that ‪#‎LoveTrumpsHate‬ because quite frankly we’re sick of this …


    The group did not immediately return requests for comment Tuesday.

    A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign said in an email message that she believes the trend began on social media.

    A member of the campaign staff has been sharing photos on social media, as well:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ement-spreads/

    Susan Svrluga is a reporter for the Washington Post, covering higher education for the Grade Point blog.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/04/12/pro-trump-anti-mexican-messages-chalked-on-california-campus-as-chalkening-movement-spreads/

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    We are deeply disturbed by reports this morning that hooded male adults were seen writing pro-Trump propaganda as well as violently racist
    and xenophobic quotes such as “build the wall”, “deport them all”, “f— Mexicans”, and “Mexico will pay” all over our campus including in front
    of the UCSD Raza Resource Centro (pictured).
    Sorry, but there is no racism, xenophobia or violence in these messages. Build the wall is not racist, it's not anti-Mexican, it's not xenophobic, it's anti-illegal immigration and pro-border security. Deport them all isn't either, it's referring to illegal aliens, all of whom should be deported, it's not racist, it's not anti-Mexican, it's not violent, it's not xenophobic, it is the law. Mexico will pay is talking about paying for the wall that is needed because of illegal immigration over the southern border with Mexico into the United States, most of which is Mexican.

    Americans want illegal aliens to leave the country which means we want them deported. There is nothing racist or otherwise about this. This is our country, and this is our law.

    There will be no peace or domestic tranquility in our country, a promise of our Constitution to the people of the United States, until all illegal aliens are deported and removed from our land That's why deportation of illegal aliens is the law to begin with.

    Vote Trump and GET R DONE.
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    I wonder if they are doing it themselves for attention. It would not be the first time..
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    Well, some article said they were "hooded".

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    It's all over the country



    The campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Mallary Bundy on Apr 12, 2016



    Emory University





    Michigan University



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    Wow! That's great Trump Art! GO KIDS!!
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