College Students Asked To Sign Petition Banning The “Oppressive” White Figure Used In Crosswalk Signals
Campus Reform correspondent Ethan Cai went to George Washington University to ask students if they would sign a petition asking for the removal of the iconic white figure used in the crosswalk signals in the name of diversity and inclusion.
The fake petition read: “As we students cross the street, we are told by the symbol of a white man when it is okay to cross. Many students from diverse backgrounds, including individuals of color, gender fluid individuals, and LGBTQA+ individuals, feel oppressed by this.”
This is ridiculously unreasonable, right? Well, wait until you see the responses!
Campus Reform chose George Washington University because 54 percent of the students voted to replace the university’s mascot, George the Colonial.
The petition stated: The use of “Colonials” no matter how innocent the intention, is received as extremely offense by not only students of the University, but the nation and the world at large. The historically, negatively-charged figure of the Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression. Alternative nickname recommendations are “Hippos,” “Revolutionaries,” or “Riverhorses.”