Snowflakes want their midterm exams postponed

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Found 10th Nov 2016
Following Donald Trump’s victory, several students reported significant distress and requested that midterms be postponed.

If these students do not understand democracy, then I fear for the future of America.

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Using a term like 'snowflake' seems deliberately antagonistic and I should know because I've used it for that.

It probably goes against the part of the code of conduct that governs this site on posts remaining 'respectful and constructive'.

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HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

Using a term like 'snowflake' seems deliberately antagonistic and I … Using a term like 'snowflake' seems deliberately antagonistic and I should know because I've used it for that.It probably goes against the part of the code of conduct that governs this site on posts remaining 'respectful and constructive'.




en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…ake

Predikuesi

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Snowflake



If you want to say that it's not used as a pejorative and that you're not using it in that way then that's up to you but I think it's clear to some what you're doing.

As to the story itself, I think that a lot of people in America will have legitimate fears about the way their families will be treated in the future based on their ethnic appearance.

You and I may not agree but I've got a sense from you that you've seen enough of the world to know that type of thing does indeed occur. Now whether it's grounds to alter exams I'm not sure, but there's nothing at all unusual about universities delaying exams for individual students (or even groups in certain circumstances) on compassionate grounds.

There's also nothing unusual about students trying to get out of exams in weird an unusual ways either. My time at school is still fresh enough in the memory to admire these youngsters for their craftiness.

Just wait til Trump starts setting up Internment camps.

Hopefully it won't go that way, but if there is another terrorist attack against USA or its allies I can see it happening.

If these students do not understand democracy, then I fear for the future … If these students do not understand democracy, then I fear for the future of America.



There's a lot of Democrats who don't understand democracy (or should I say anyone else's version of democracy other than their own.)

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DKLS

Just wait til Trump starts setting up Internment camps.Hopefully it won't … Just wait til Trump starts setting up Internment camps.Hopefully it won't go that way, but if there is another terrorist attack against USA or its allies I can see it happening.

If these students do not understand democracy, then I fear for the … If these students do not understand democracy, then I fear for the future of America.



It's interesting to see the riots that have taken place in the US since yesterday, even on campuses. Did the perpetrators not listen to Clinton's and Obama's call for unity?

Predikuesi

It's interesting to see the riots that have taken place in the US since … It's interesting to see the riots that have taken place in the US since yesterday, even on campuses. Did the perpetrators not listen to Clinton's and Obama's call for unity?



No the call for unity wasn't heard due to all the wailing and throwing toys out of prams.
Its happened get over it and lets see what happens.

Interesting times in global politics.

Italian Referendum next on 4th December, then the French Elections, I am not convinced there will be a EU in the next 5 years.

DKLS

No the call for unity wasn't heard due to all the wailing and throwing … No the call for unity wasn't heard due to all the wailing and throwing toys out of prams.Its happened get over it and lets see what happens.Interesting times in global politics.Italian Referendum next on 4th December, then the French Elections, I am not convinced there will be a EU in the next 5 years.



Do you think it's throwing toys out of the pram when minorities feel genuinely fearful for their futures in America? I don't know if you have kids or not but do you think the environment, the air they breathe and the water they drink will be better after a Trump administration?

I'm not advocating anything more than peaceful protests, but I think you have to look at what a Trump presidency could mean for a lot of people in America and recognise their concerns.

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If you want to say that it's not used as a pejorative and that you're not … If you want to say that it's not used as a pejorative and that you're not using it in that way then that's up to you but I think it's clear to some what you're doing.As to the story itself, I think that a lot of people in America will have legitimate fears about the way their families will be treated in the future based on their ethnic appearance.You and I may not agree but I've got a sense from you that you've seen enough of the world to know that type of thing does indeed occur. Now whether it's grounds to alter exams I'm not sure, but there's nothing at all unusual about universities delaying exams for individual students (or even groups in certain circumstances) on compassionate grounds.There's also nothing unusual about students trying to get out of exams in weird an unusual ways either. My time at school is still fresh enough in the memory to admire these youngsters for their craftiness.



I've just reread your post. I'm wondering how old you are since you say your school years are still fresh in your memory.

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

Do you think it's throwing toys out of the pram when minorities feel … Do you think it's throwing toys out of the pram when minorities feel genuinely fearful for their futures in America? I don't know if you have kids or not but do you think the environment, the air they breathe and the water they drink will be better after a Trump administration?I'm not advocating anything more than peaceful protests, but I think you have to look at what a Trump presidency could mean for a lot of people in America and recognise their concerns.


Good, well done.

Predikuesi

I've just reread your post. I'm wondering how old you are since you say … I've just reread your post. I'm wondering how old you are since you say your school years are still fresh in your memory.



I'm in my 30s.

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I'm in my 30s.



Thanks.

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

Do you think it's throwing toys out of the pram when minorities feel … Do you think it's throwing toys out of the pram when minorities feel genuinely fearful for their futures in America? I don't know if you have kids or not but do you think the environment, the air they breathe and the water they drink will be better after a Trump administration?I'm not advocating anything more than peaceful protests, but I think you have to look at what a Trump presidency could mean for a lot of people in America and recognise their concerns.



I will freely admit I am one of the All right Jacks, I am not ashamed to admit it, I put myself and my family before anyone else which despite what many claim, I think is the same for the majority of people whether they admit or not,

As to your points, as a white middle class male with no kids, the environment or minorities don't really hit my radar.

DKLS

I will freely admit I am one of the All right Jacks, I am not ashamed to … I will freely admit I am one of the All right Jacks, I am not ashamed to admit it, I put myself and my family before anyone else which despite what many claim, I think is the same for the majority of people whether they admit or not,As to your points, as a white middle class male with no kids, the environment or minorities don't really hit my radar.



Good on you for admitting it. Maybe if you have kids one day that will change, or maybe if you meet a minority that you care about. Who knows?

Predikuesi

Thanks.



So that is late 30's then - no one says something as vague as a decade if they are at the younger end. Confirmed as a part of a generation he pretends to not be.

awww poor luvs, ermm screw 'em.

Saturn

So that is late 30's then - no one says something as vague as a decade if … So that is late 30's then - no one says something as vague as a decade if they are at the younger end. Confirmed as a part of a generation he pretends to not be.



Be careful, an animal doctor once pointed out to me in no uncertain terms, that a horse bucks when you hit the right nerve and its you who is left tending to your wounds while the horse canters off..

disclaimer - IMHO (_;)

Saturn

So that is late 30's then - no one says something as vague as a decade if … So that is late 30's then - no one says something as vague as a decade if they are at the younger end. Confirmed as a part of a generation he pretends to not be.



No I still count as being in my early-30s. Put it like this, I can still play rugby on Saturday and be fine by Monday...just don't bother me on Sunday. You know what I mean? X)

haritori

Be careful, an animal doctor once pointed out to me in no uncertain … Be careful, an animal doctor once pointed out to me in no uncertain terms, that a horse bucks when you hit the right nerve and its you who is left tending to your wounds while the horse canters off.. disclaimer - IMHO (_;)




You cannot be surprised that relatively dumb animals react in such a way. It is all they have, after all.

Saturn

So that is late 30's then - no one says something as vague as a decade if … So that is late 30's then - no one says something as vague as a decade if they are at the younger end. Confirmed as a part of a generation he pretends to not be.


Maybe he tells everyone how old he his in dog years? I know i do.

OldEnglish

Maybe he tells everyone how old he his in dog years? I know i do.



Doesn't work when my dog looks better than I do.

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

Good on you for admitting it. Maybe if you have kids one day that will … Good on you for admitting it. Maybe if you have kids one day that will change, or maybe if you meet a minority that you care about. Who knows?



No change I don't fancy ruining my life by having kids. Thankfully on another deal site there was a 20% off voucher for the snip at Marie Stopes, best £400 I ever spent.

Predikuesi

Thanks.




That's probably his IQ!

OldEnglish

Maybe he tells everyone how old he his in dog years? I know i do.




Isn't the multiple x 7 when calculating dog years? In this case I think a multiple x 2 would be closer to the answer. Could be more than 2 though I guess.

Saturn

Isn't the multiple x 7 when calculating dog years? In this case I think a … Isn't the multiple x 7 when calculating dog years? In this case I think a multiple x 2 would be closer to the answer. Could be more than 2 though I guess.


He maybe thought it was Deeky, 30's x 7 is probably close but no cigar
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