While “cancel culture” runs rampant in higher education institutions, many students and student groups are standing up against it.
The trend that is now known as “cancel culture” has gained great traction with America’s youth in recent years. Following the violent outbreaks of riots in America’s streets stemming from the death of George Floyd, companies and colleges alike are complying with demands to erase history and supposedly right the wrongs of the past. Many college students and organizations, however, are not caving in the face of the demands.
Campus Reform reported that students demanded that their school release the personal information of members of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Union College after the organization publicly condemned the “use of violence, looting, and vandalism, as a means of promoting a political message” and characterized the killing of George Floyd as an “appalling and unjust outlier” case.
In a letter sent to Union College President David Harris, YAF wrote, “as far-left agitators they wanted to gain access to the names of YAF members in order to threaten, harass, and intimidate them into silence.” The letter alleged that Director of Student Activities Lauren Dougherty was a “knowing and willing accomplice.”