PA student protesters want building renamed because it honors someone named “Lynch”

posted at 12:41 pm on December 9, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

At this point I may be forced to surrender. I’ve gone through my thesaurus several times now and I’m quickly running out of ways to describe the infantile self-parody which these Black Lives Matter protests on America’s college campuses have become. The latest story out of Pennsylvania comes to us from Lebanon Valley College, located just west of Philadelphia. The usual protests about racial triggers and microagressions were on display, but the students had one additional demand which essentially broke the irony meter. They want a long standing college building to be renamed because the person it was erected to honor was named “Lynch.” (Yahoo News)

Students at a small Pennsylvania college are demanding that administrators rename a building called “Lynch Memorial Hall” because of the racial overtones of the word “lynch.”

The building is named after Clyde A. Lynch, who was president of Lebanon Valley College from 1932 until his death in 1950.

Students want school officials to either rename the building entirely or add Lynch’s first name and middle initial, saying the word recalls the public executions of black men by white mobs in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Thank God none of the buildings honor anyone named “White” or we could have a full fledged riot on our hands.

The really frightening part of this story is that the school administration released a statement saying they are “considering all of the demands and will address them at a forum next month.” The other demands include “sensitivity training” for the faculty and regular surveys of the racial climate on campus. I’m unsure how the college plans to conduct such surveys other than handing out anonymous forms asking if anyone feels uncomfortable or aggrieved. Given the tone of most of the special snowflakes attending our houses of higher learning these days they’ll probably get a 100% dissatisfaction rating in response.

The sad part is that the students will probably succeed and the college will waste even more of it’s money ripping out Lynch’s name and modifying it somehow. And why wouldn’t the students expect to prevail? They’re managing to bully their way into running the show at other colleges across the nation. Do you recall that professor at Yale who dared to suggest that the school might not want to ban Halloween costumes which might “offend” someone and that vigorous debate should be part of the students’ preparation for real life? Yeah… she quit this week. (University Herald)

A Yale University professor who criticized an email warning students about insensitive Halloween costumes has chosen to stop teaching amid outrage over her response to the email.

Erika Christakis, an early childhood education expert, argued in her email that college should be a place where students should be able to risk being “a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive?” Yale announced Christakis’ decision to stop teaching on Monday.

If the colleges are just going to knuckle under to thug tactics and cease focusing on providing the best possible education for the tuition dollars they receive, they deserve what they get. Turn the asylum over to the inmates and the rest of us with actual jobs will sit back and laugh when these oh so easily aggrieved students show up to apply for a position in the private sector.


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Loretta hardest hit

Schadenfreude on December 9, 2015 at 12:43 PM

The irony is that if the building in question had been named after “mohammed lynch” she’d be prosecuting the Students!

ConstantineXI on December 9, 2015 at 12:44 PM

LVC is in Central PA, so I’d be shocked if the college folds for those protestors since it’s mostly conservative here in Central PA. Know several people who went to LVC. I’ll have to ask them what there thoughts are.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 9, 2015 at 12:45 PM

If this is the case, why didn’t these brave souls stand against Loretta Lynch for AG? Their heads would have probably exploded at the dilemma.

chrisbolts on December 9, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Gives those students failing grades and kick them out.

Flange on December 9, 2015 at 12:46 PM

What was #BlackLivesMatter again?

SailorMark on December 9, 2015 at 12:46 PM

I also demand that no more David Lynch movies be screened in this country. Except for the Alan Smithee extended cut of Dune. That’s ok.

Doughboy on December 9, 2015 at 12:46 PM

So then should those of us that are white protest Cracker Barrel until they change their name to Snack Food Barrel?

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 9, 2015 at 12:46 PM

It’s time to burn down some universities and send these special snowflakes to some 3rd world hellhole so they can get a taste of the real world.

HumpBot Salvation on December 9, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Oh crap! UNLV’s team is the Runnin’ Rebels! Yikes!

SailorMark on December 9, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Loretta hardest hit

Schadenfreude on December 9, 2015 at 12:43 PM

I’m afraid she’s going to have to be fired. What a shame.

forest on December 9, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Time for a new AG, then.

Bitter Clinger on December 9, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Hungry to change it’s name to Starving, since Hungry has “hung” in it.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM

They could name it after the Democrat Native American activist, Wilma Mankiller.

RBMN on December 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM

They said after Sept. 11, 2001, that irony was dead. Well, it isn’t, but parody is dead. Who knew that Monty Python was also taken as a how to manual?

rbj on December 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Lebanon Valley College, just West of Filthadelphia??

hardly….it’s in Lebanon County, a sleepy small County
just north of Lancaster County. It is very PA Dutch.

That County is best known for Lebanon Bologna….

in fact, they drop a Bologna on New Year’s Eve, I believe.

Hard to believe that college is being subjected to this BullSh*t.

Gee, I should start a campaign to rename all buildings in
our Commonwealth named after…..Rendell (criminal)
Shaap (idiot) Casey Jr (Idiot) Murtha (Criminal and Idiot)

ToddPA on December 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Interesting thumbnail photo. Something like “When the facepalm is so epic it needs to be etched in stone”?

Count to 10 on December 9, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Maybe we should get the Attorney General, Loretta Lynch to speak to them. Incidentally, the number of Urban Youths killed each year by other Urban Youths approaches the total number of lynchings in the history of America.

Maybe I’m going about this all wrong. The largest single lynching in American History took place in New Orleans when Italian men were lynched. Maybe I should be out there banging a drum in the circle demanding concessions. Truth be told, I’ll go where the money is and protest Nintendo for their cultural appropriation and microaggressions against blue collar workers of Italian descent. I demand fifty, no, a hundred million dollars from Nintendo for their decades of insensitivity so we can create a center for Plumber Awareness!!

trubble on December 9, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Air drop offended students over ISIS HQ so their disease will spread among ISIS members.

darwin on December 9, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Lebanon Valley College, just West of Filthadelphia??

hardly….it’s in Lebanon County, a sleepy small County
just north of Lancaster County. It is very PA Dutch.

Yeah, I was going to call him out on that, too.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 9, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Ok, at the same time we should change the name of Howard University because it was named after Howard the Duck, which was a terrible movie.

Rambotito on December 9, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Maps to be required to edit out Niger and Nigeria since they look too close to a certain word.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 9, 2015 at 12:54 PM

They could name it after the Democrat Native American activist, Wilma Mankiller.

RBMN on December 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM

That would be cool, since it’s a womyn, and because Mankiller.

Ward Cleaver on December 9, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Ok, at the same time we should change the name of Howard University because it was named after Howard the Duck, which was a terrible movie.

Rambotito on December 9, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Yeah, but, Leah Thompson.

Ward Cleaver on December 9, 2015 at 12:55 PM

If the colleges are just going to knuckle under to thug tactics and cease focusing on providing the best possible education for the tuition dollars they receive, they deserve what they get. Turn the asylum over to the inmates and the rest of us with actual jobs will sit back and laugh when these oh so easily aggrieved students show up to apply for a position in the private sector.

One of the core problems is that colleges aren’t focusing on providing the best possible education. They’re focused on the indoctrination of these snowflakes. It’s ironic how these colleges are being foisted on their own petards of their indoctrination agenda – or that by their surrender, they only fuel more tantrums. Social justice isn’t about justice, just as fairness or equality isn’t about actual fairness and equality. That’s the bankruptcy of the indoctrination.

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Athos on December 9, 2015 at 12:55 PM

I can’t wait for this nonsense to trickle down to kindergarten.

“WHAT DO WE WANT!?!?”

“MORE JUICE BOXES!!!”

“WHEN DO WE WANT THEM!?!?!?”

“NOW!!!”

Hank_Scorpio on December 9, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Yeah, I was going to call him out on that, too.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 9, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Where you at DeathMetal??

I’m in Lancaster County.

ToddPA on December 9, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Having solved all of the world’s other problems…

The Schaef on December 9, 2015 at 12:58 PM

And the insanity continues……

bazil9 on December 9, 2015 at 12:58 PM

I’m in Lancaster County.

ToddPA on December 9, 2015 at 12:57 PM

I’m in Bucks, but I go to Lancaster a few times a year. Beautiful area you got there Todd….

Hank_Scorpio on December 9, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Good. I want these kids to not understand why they’re getting coffee for my yet-unborn grandson when they’re sixty years old and still trying to pay back their student loans.

rogerb on December 9, 2015 at 1:01 PM

I was born and raised in Annville, PA- home of Lebanon Valley College. Apparently these students aren’t happy enough taking over the town, killing the tax base and acting like twits when out in public. If you could see the “diverse” makeup of the population currently enrolled, you would understand that this was probably the only way for them to make national news. Because God knows…it ain’t coming from their football team. I’ve been trying to get my parents to move for years. This may do it.

Jennlaw on December 9, 2015 at 1:05 PM

I can scarcely wait for Attorney General Lynch to weigh in on this new civil rights issue.

thatsafactjack on December 9, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Roger …all likely but they’ll be forgiven of said debt.

CWforFreedom on December 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

I remember critics of the SJW’s saying they should ban Woodrow Wilson, one of the original progressives, because he was a racist. Of course since then some of them actually have.

The movement has become a parody of itself. They must have been infiltrated by writers from the Onion, it’s the only thing that makes sense.

agmartin on December 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Lynch ’em all! Hang ’em High! Tolerance my foot…

kirkill on December 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

the rest of us with actual jobs will sit back and laugh when these oh so easily aggrieved students show up to apply for a position in the private sector

More likely alternatives:
1 – Government jobs
2 – Government “jobs”
3 – Government money without jobs
4 – Useful idiots for George Soros

Mostly paid for by us with actual jobs… and future generations

Marcola on December 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Heck, Harvard will no longer have senior administrators titled “Master” because slavery.

jr.ewing.78 on December 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Good to see that colleges are delivering such well adjusted drones into the workforce. At some point having a degree is going to be detrimental when applying for jobs…….in the private sector anyway.

antipc on December 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM

I’m in Bucks, but I go to Lancaster a few times a year. Beautiful area you got there Todd….

Hank_Scorpio on December 9, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Thanks. Was just down in Lansdale a few weeks ago.

ToddPA on December 9, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Loretta has the race card….no problem.

CWforFreedom on December 9, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Here is just a glimpse of our future.
And we wonder how Obama got elected.
And then we wonder why the GOP is so hot to trot after the millenials.
I’m tellin’ ya—nobody under 30 should be able to vote.

leftamark on December 9, 2015 at 1:10 PM

God, what happens when they find the word “niggardly” in the dictionary?

Ben Arnold on December 9, 2015 at 1:11 PM

Here is just a glimpse of our future.
And we wonder how Obama got elected.
And then we wonder why the GOP is so hot to trot after the millenials.
I’m tellin’ ya—nobody under 30 should be able to vote.

leftamark on December 9, 2015 at 1:10 PM

NOBODY should be allowed to vote regardless of age just for having a pulse. 100 years of THAT is how we got into this mess!

You should have to own land, or be wealthy enough to be self sufficient, or prove an income and taxes paid, or have an honorable military discharge in order to be eligible to vote.

ConstantineXI on December 9, 2015 at 1:13 PM

Wow! While I am sad about it I am glad my father passed before Obama came in. All this crap is insane.

faol on December 9, 2015 at 1:16 PM

One of the great disappointments of my life has always been that I didn’t finish my degree. I’m starting to see that I was just way ahead of the curve. I almost consider it a badge of honor these days.

rogaineguy on December 9, 2015 at 1:16 PM

BLM – Black Lying Morons.

vnvet on December 9, 2015 at 1:21 PM

And for this they are going into debt.
Brilliant.

Galtian on December 9, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Yeah… I remember walking to class by an “art” project that was out for at least a week or two. The “artist” or a friend had been plastered to create a shell of a naked female relaxing on the ground. Pubic hair and nipples clearly visible. The “artist” made several copies and put them in the lawn along the sidewalks in the busiest area of the campus.

I’m guessing that would go over like a ton of bricks for the feminists in today’s special snowflake world.

LoganSix on December 9, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Oh crap! UNLV’s team is the Runnin’ Rebels! Yikes!

SailorMark on December 9, 2015 at 12:47 PM

It’s okay, UNLV decided to keep the name.

RickB on December 9, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Once again, Warm Flatus can’t help but get everything wrong about PA geography.

Annville is about 20-25 minutes east of Harrisburg, just past Hershey (and Palmyra).

I’ve known people who went to LVC well in the past, but the only one I still talk to probably would have no comment on this…

HikaruKitsune on December 9, 2015 at 1:31 PM

What, are they out of fire hoses at that school?

justltl on December 9, 2015 at 1:33 PM

When will BLM demand removal of the organization behind EVERY lynching in the history of the United States, the Deomocrat Party?
Too bad Black History doesn’t matter, eh?

Kenz on December 9, 2015 at 1:36 PM

the college will waste even more of it’s money ripping out Lynch’s name

It wouldn’t be a waste of money if schools spent more time teaching the proper use of the apostrophe.

corona79 on December 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM

What was #BlackLivesMatter again?

SailorMark on December 9, 2015 at 12:46 PM

I thinks it’s a wholly owed subsidiary of #whitelivesdonotmatter but I’m not sure since they haven’t allowed the media to enter their safe space where they keep the manual and create the talking points.

tej on December 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Where you at DeathMetal??

I’m in Lancaster County.

ToddPA on December 9, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Live in Cumberland County but work in Dauphin County (was raised there as well).

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 9, 2015 at 2:01 PM

What do you expect from a group of people with rooms full of participation trophies?

Cindy Munford on December 9, 2015 at 2:02 PM

the rest of us with actual jobs will sit back and laugh when these oh so easily aggrieved students show up to apply for a position in the private sector.

Oh, Jazz. You poor, naïve man. They’ll be getting gov’t jobs! Then they can continue to bully you into submission. So, double points!

GWB on December 9, 2015 at 2:02 PM

Next they’ll demand to call Fort Indiantown Gap, “Fort NativeAmericantown Gap”.

DethMetalCookieMonst on December 9, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Good. I want these kids to not understand why they’re getting coffee for my yet-unborn grandson when they’re sixty years old and still trying to pay back their student loans.

rogerb on December 9, 2015 at 1:01 PM

You must have snoozed during the Dem debates – they are jonesin’ to give everyone FREE COLLEGE, courtesy of all the racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, Gaia hatin’, redneck taxpayers. In line with a socialist heaven in Scandinavia they also will receive monthly stipends for life from the government – er taxpayers – and your grandson will be working a minimum wage job ($175,00/yr.)to pay for it all.

in_awe on December 9, 2015 at 2:10 PM

I also demand that no more David Lynch movies be screened in this country. Except for the Alan Smithee extended cut of Dune. That’s ok.

Doughboy on December 9, 2015 at 12:46 PM

..NO MOVIE that has Kyle MacLachlan holding the bridle of oversized fish bait in one hand, a flip-phone in the other, and going “Pe-ew! Pe-ew! Pe-ew!” when he shoots should be given any sort of waiver, EVER!

The War Planner on December 9, 2015 at 2:12 PM

It’d be just WRONG to burn the universities, for why would you waste a perfectly good match on such crap?

russedav on December 9, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Shouldn’t BLM be insisting that our Attorney General either change her last name, or resign immediately. It makes just as much sense as this dangerous nonsense.

If the people and institutions targeted by BLM don’t start standing up to these bullies, our nation will become unrecognizable in due time.

And no, I’m not talking about the Bureau of Land Management, although my last sentence could apply to them as well.

hillbillyjim on December 9, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Just re-name it after Marshawn Lynch, Boss.

Christien on December 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM

NOBODY should be allowed to vote regardless of age just for having a pulse. 100 years of THAT is how we got into this mess!

You should have to own land, or be wealthy enough to be self sufficient, or prove an income and taxes paid, or have an honorable military discharge in order to be eligible to vote.

ConstantineXI on December 9, 2015 at 1:13 PM

Something else I’d like to see—no more government loans. Privatize them. Then tell your little cupcakes to get a part-time job while going to school.

leftamark on December 9, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Name the student union after the owner the world’s first bath, toilet, and sink showroom.

corona79 on December 9, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Rename it the Harry Butt Center in honor of the grocery store magnate.

claudius on December 9, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Hypocrites need to be getting rid of that pig AG Lynch because of her name. If they’re not the shut the f*** up you pathetic hypocrites. They should also be squawking about getting rid of the democrat party since it was the kkk, an arm of the democrat party, generally doing the lynching.

bbinfl on December 9, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Something else I’d like to see—no more government loans. Privatize them. Then tell your little cupcakes to get a part-time job while going to school.

leftamark on December 9, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Which would also have the added effect of driving down costs (meaning the Ivory Tower “elitists” wouldn’t be getting paid 4-5 times what they’re worth anymore because the money wouldn’t be guaranteed anymore).

HikaruKitsune on December 9, 2015 at 3:06 PM

.NO MOVIE that has Kyle MacLachlan holding the bridle of oversized fish bait in one hand, a flip-phone in the other, and going “Pe-ew! Pe-ew! Pe-ew!” when he shoots should be given any sort of waiver, EVER!

The War Planner on December 9, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Not to mention the two most miscast characters in movie history. Freddie Jones as Thufir Hawat and Patrick Stewart as Gurney Halleck. Anyone who would even consider that has to be brain damaged. Stupider even than trying to cast a black actor as James Bond.

Oldnuke on December 9, 2015 at 3:09 PM

This all reminds me of the 90’s movie, PCU. What was once parody is now reality. I love the scene where the BLM types are walking around protesting the color (white) of office electronics.

adurb44 on December 9, 2015 at 3:15 PM

The name King is not gender neutral and symbolizes a monarchy that relegates common citizens to second class status.

The name Martin Luther is a symbol of Christianity and may be offensive to muslims.

Hence all buildings and streets with the name Martin Luther King are offensive and should be renamed.

This is going to get fun.

MichaelGabriel on December 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Maybe I’m going about this all wrong. The largest single lynching in American History took place in New Orleans when Italian men were lynched. Maybe I should be out there banging a drum in the circle demanding concessions. Truth be told, I’ll go where the money is and protest Nintendo for their cultural appropriation and microaggressions against blue collar workers of Italian descent. I demand fifty, no, a hundred million dollars from Nintendo for their decades of insensitivity so we can create a center for Plumber Awareness!!

trubble on December 9, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Bravissimo.

AesopFan on December 9, 2015 at 3:45 PM

The movement has become a parody of itself. They must have been infiltrated by writers from the Onion, it’s the only thing that makes sense.

agmartin on December 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

The Onion actually makes more sense than this stuff.

AesopFan on December 9, 2015 at 3:46 PM

the rest of us with actual jobs will sit back and laugh when these oh so easily aggrieved students show up to apply for a position in the private sector

More likely alternatives:
1 – Government jobs
2 – Government “jobs”
3 – Government money without jobs
4 – Useful idiots for George Soros

Mostly paid for by us with actual jobs… and future generations

Marcola on December 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM

The destruction of the universities (and all education, actually) is a feature, not a bug.
Except that eventually there won’t be anyone with an actual job.

AesopFan on December 9, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Good to see that colleges are delivering such well adjusted drones into the workforce. At some point having a degree is going to be detrimental when applying for jobs…….in the private sector anyway.

antipc on December 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM

There are Two Americas: one where the properly educated and productive people live and work, and one where the mal-educated and non-productive exist.

AesopFan on December 9, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Will the last sane person left in America please turn out the lights before you go…

JetBoy on December 9, 2015 at 4:17 PM

Colonel Lynch spent all that time chasing the A-Team and couldn’t catch them. He doesn’t deserve to have a building named after him.

malclave on December 9, 2015 at 4:47 PM

malclave on December 9, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Was he the guy who called Obama a pu$$y?

SailorMark on December 9, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Colonel Lynch spent all that time chasing the A-Team and couldn’t catch them. He doesn’t deserve to have a building named after him.

malclave on December 9, 2015 at 4:47 PM

I pity the fool…

JetBoy on December 9, 2015 at 5:13 PM

I propose that in this PC world, unfortunate people who happen to have the following names (which are real, incidentally) be forced to change them: Mo statues for them even if they discover the cure for cancer.

Ben O. Verbich
Anita Dickinme
Eaton Beaver
Ivan Itchinanus
Jawanna Blowme

MaiDee on December 9, 2015 at 9:39 PM

I propose that in this PC world, unfortunate people who happen to have the following names (which are real, incidentally) be forced to change them: No statues for them even if they discover the cure for cancer.

Ben O. Verbich
Anita Dickinme
Eaton Beaver
Ivan Itchinanus
Jawanna Blowme

MaiDee on December 9, 2015 at 9:39 PM

In the computer hardware world, the main hard-drive and the secondary hard-drive are called master and slave.

Soon they will come for the geeks…

sultanp on December 10, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Educational epic fail.

Of course, that is said in the context of my old-fashioned belief that educational institutions are supposed to provide a (good) education to their students.

So, in the context of the modern age, I could be completely wrong about this.

After all, it’s considered racist by many people if someone dares to say the word ‘niggardly’ these days, because it ‘sounds like’ a racist term. And our ignorant media flock jumps right on in there and calls for a lynching of the offending individual.

s1im on December 10, 2015 at 2:34 PM