Sierra Marlee reports colleges have done some pretty insane things to accommodate sensitive liberals, but what Southern Illinois University is doing to help promote “diversity” is positively horrifying.
Not horrifying in the sense that it is disgusting or inhumane, but horrifying in that it is essentially pre-school for adults.
The university’s student-run paper, The Daily Egyptian, reported on the “nap-ins” that are scheduled to take place so students can – I kid you not – “dream of diversity.”
“Student coordinator Marissa Amposta is facilitating four sleep sessions in March where students will be given the opportunity to nap for two hours in the rotunda during the library’s operating hours.”
This “Dreaming Diversity Art Installation” is supposed to inspire an “internal journey to diversity” and is being considered an “interactive art installation.” The rest of us, however, know that it’s a childish inconvenience and does nothing to actually further tolerance and diversity. In my opinion, it’s nothing more than an elaborate ruse to be able to sleep during your classes. Don’t get me wrong, I wish I had thought of it; I could use a nap.
“A labyrinth will also be set up in the rotunda surrounding the scroll to ‘help guide students to their dreams,'” Amposta said, noting that students are encouraged to write their dreams on a piece of fabric that will be hung from the scroll.
“The maze is sort of a metaphor for the general path to diversity. It takes a while to reach, and it’s complicated.”
As a nonsense double-whammy, the “dreams” are going to be the topic of conversation at a panel “held by the art and women, gender and sexuality studies departments.”
I wonder if these students are going to receive medals for their humanitarian efforts and/or bravery? I mean come on, napping for diversity? They’re basically war heroes.