Students at the University of Oregon are campaigning to have a wall mounted quote from Martin Luther King removed for not being ‘inclusive’ or ‘diverse’ enough.
The quote, from MLK’s most famous “I have a dream…” speech, doesn’t go far enough in calling for equal rights for all because it doesn’t factor in gender identity, according to the offended party.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) January 26, 2016
Oregon’s Erb Memorial Union, is undergoing renovation, which prompted the precious SJWs to clamor for replacing MLK’s quote with something that encompasses more a ‘modern’ acknowledgement of diversity.
The full quote reads:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream…”
It’s good, but not good enough according to the students.
“Diversity is so much more than race,” said sophomore architecture major, Mia Ashley. “Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of things like that.”
Laurie Woodward, the Director of the Student Union said “What words are is important, but what’s more important is that people think about what the words should be.”
When MLK is not inclusive enough, you've reached peak Social Justice. https://t.co/hhbcBF7SdT
— Holden (@Holden114) January 26, 2016
The MLK quote in the student lobby actually replaced a previous quote which was removed because it referred to the human race as “man”.
The movement to destroy gender identity continues in full force, with the Federal government actually proposing to remove the terms “he” and “she” from a regulation prohibiting discrimination in the workforce in an effort to “avoid the gender binary.”
The Guardian, meanwhile has a serious article calling for banning gender specific pronouns and replacing them with “sexless” words.
Yup, everything is sexist and transphobic, and we should all be referred to as ‘it’ or ‘they’ from now on.
Pretty sure that wasn’t part of MLK’s dream.