Texas Southern University Cancels Cornyn Commencement Speech After Opposition

Apparently, undergraduate students can’t even graduate anymore without getting offended.

Texas Southern University’s snowflakes protested the commencement speaker, Texas Senator John Cornyn, because of a really awful, terrible, horrible no good thing.

Do you know what he did? The awful, terrible things he did?

Ready for it…he…has…a…different…opinion…than…them.

Nooooo! Say it ain’t so!

Indeed.

Students protested Cornyn speaking at their commencement, stating he held opposing views than the graduating body–from his confirmation votes for the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to his opposition of sanctuary cities.

According to Fox News, “Students at Texas Southern University in Houston had circulated a petition demanding the Texas senator be withdrawn as a commencement speaker.”

The petition stated, “Having a politician such as him speak at our institution is an insult to the students, to TSU, and to all (historically black colleges and universities).

This is our graduation.

We have the right to decide if we want to refuse to sit and listen to the words of a politician who chooses to use his political power in ways that continually harm marginalized and oppressed people.”

So, the university capitulated because they wanted to ensure the graduating seniors had a “celebratory occasion” they would “remember positively for years to come.”

In other news, TSU is also asking professors whom students never really liked to not attend the graduation.

I mean, it needs to be a positive experience.

We don’t want any snowflakes suffering the PTSD of that professor who actually held him accountable.

They’ve also decided to pass out puppies at the entrance and hire clowns to walk around during commencement to make balloon animals.



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