An online petition calling for Mr. Cornyn’s speech to be canceled had reached more than 850 signatures before the school’s announcement. The petition accused the senator of using his political power “in ways that continually harm marginalized and oppressed people.”
After hearing about the school’s decision, the author of the petition issued a victory statement.
“Congratulations!” Rebecca Trevino wrote. “This could not have been possible without your help! By signing and sharing this petition, YOU have made this happen!”
The reversal comes two days after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was booed while giving a commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida.This "marginalized and oppressed people" nonsense looks pretty damn silly in light of how effective said people are at getting school administrations to cave to any and all demands.
And frustration at seeing these terse, gracious responses from those on the receiving end of this thuggery goes with the territory in 2017, I suppose. Anything stronger is going to get them painted with the you-know-what label. That is, get another coat of such paint added, a "now-we-have-what-we-need-to-really-bring-you-down" coat of such paint.