Brown University students are whining that classes and homework are interfering with their social-justice activism — and it’s, like, totally unfair for sensitive, forward-thinking minds like theirs to be expected to do so much schoolwork at school. Yes, you read that right . . . expectations to do schoolwork at school are oppressive, and it is a very, very serious problem: “There are people breaking down, dropping out of classes and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on,” one anonymous student, referred to as “David,” told the Brown Daily Herald...Pampered, spoiled, narcissistic. My generation created this, and for that I am truly disappointed.
So, given this, I have to ask: If having to do course work at college is too much for you — even with an extension — why are you at college? Call me crazy, but I thought that the point of being a college student was to go to classes and complete assignments to earn a degree. How else could it possibly work? You just earn one by going there? By being physically present within a certain radius of a classroom? What exactly do these kids want?
Here's the solution:
If you want to do no college coursework and full-time social-justice work, how about just not going to college and doing social justice work full time?Oh, that won't work--because it would be work, and work is harrrrrrrrrrrrrd.