Noting “Counseling and Psychological Services staff will be present,” California State University, Long Beach Dean of Students Piya Bose invited faculty and students to take part in a “debriefing” of last week’s verdict that found teenager Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges after shooting three protesters during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.
The event took place Monday afternoon online.
“When there are higher-profile events and issues in the public discourse, it is not uncommon for our university to provide spaces for our campus community to discuss those topics,” said school spokesman Jim Milbury in an email to The College Fix. Milbury said the forum is “unstructured,” and set to be hosted by team members from the school’s Student Affairs Division.
The Kenosha jury found that Rittenhouse, then 17-years-old, was acting in self-defense when he shot three white protesters, killing two of them. The protests were the result of the shooting of Kenosha man Jacob Blake, who police had fired upon after they believed he was reaching into his car for a knife.
At Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, administrators scheduled “virtual and in-person physical” spaces for students who needed to process the Rittenhouse verdict. The spaces are segregated by the students’ color, with white and students of color being asked to attend separate “processing spaces.”
Full story at The College Fix.
Pretty funny, IMO. Back in the day, when Reagan was shot by whacko Hinckley, we all sat quietly watching it on TV in the student union. No support classes or having someone explain it to us. Same for when the US embassy in Iran was taken over.
Debriefings? Way more like guided outrage sessions. Stress debriefings are for people exposed to sudden, extreme violence and/or fatalities. Not a news story. These are liars, poseurs, quacks that are servicing a narrative at any cost.
This is so odd to those of us who lived through the end of WW2, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnamese War, the Iran conflict, and more recent events like 911. Any of these might have resulted in conflicts with large casualties, and the continual confrontations with the Soviet Union gave us all the feeling that nuclear war was immanent, for decades. We had to face these terrifying feelings of immediate destruction for years. So what’s with this (cowardly, gutless) collegiate behavior now? Why are we so ‘fraid, wittle kiddies? Sorry, you just have to learn to man up and carry on with life.
I think the problem is two fold.
One. As many note here, there is no longer belieft in God. Therefore, only Man and this immediate life matters. This leads to hedonism and despair.
Two. Society / Culture no longer has anything to conquer. All we have left is to consume. Man (men) need struggle. With no worthy advesary we wiill turn on each other.
Mankind has always had plenty of challenges, and always will. Challenges are discouraging for many, who need hope, support and encouragement! People need to be able to overcome their life’s challenges, and lead normal, healthy lives. Today, our society suffers from many tragic problems, that we never had before, in such extremely high amounts. There are terrible, wrongful attitudes of disrespect to God, religion, morality, traditional marriage and family, and society. Normalcy has been tragically denounced, since the violent, deviant, filthy 1960s. We need a normal, healthy country, and a solid return to our traditional Judeo-Christian foundations. Traditional Marriage and Family is the core of our country, and of all civilization.
“These are liars, poseurs, quacks that are servicing a narrative at any cost.” Though not there at CSULB, I suspect you are dead right, Mark. Let us wait and see if the same accommodations are made for students for the Waukesha massacre. If so, we can both eat crow.
Which law school was it where the professor actually had the backbone to say that, no, his students were not permitted to skip or postpone the final exam due to angst over the whatever shooting of the month? His reasoning was that his charges would likely encounter at least as nefarious and unnerving a scenario in court as lawyers in the “real world.” It actually worked, and the prof. wasn’t run out of town without his gown.
I think these leftist kids are messed-up about the realities of life. Too involved in stupid political causes, too involved with the dramas of criminals and misfits, wrongly viewed as political heroes, to kids indoctrinated in Woke liberalism.
My comment of Nov. 24 at 12:08 am was edited. I believe these kids are too indoctrinated into a “Cult” of the radical, liberal, leftist “woke” socialist propaganda– and need to be “cult deprogrammed,” and counseled to live decent, normal lives. No more “radical liberal leftist cult dramas” of troubled criminals and misfits!
Yes, and there are no adults in academia — professors or administrators — to help guide them toward maturity. Instead, they just enable this crazy snowflake mentality.
If Rittenhouse was stomped to death by the child rapist, would there have been counseling sessions? So pathetic
The students need basic civic lessons, including why we have trials by jury, the nature of charges and evidence, due process and the presumption of innocence. They should understand our judicial system and know that mob rule is not good and guilt is not determined by media or polls.
(Did the school offer ‘”debriefings” when OJ Simpson was acquitted?)
Things happen, good, bad, and ugly. Parents who hovered over their kids (helicopter moms?) raised the kids to have no trauma. It starts with playdates. Why not put the kids in the back yard with the neighbor kids and let them play, or ride their bikes to the store or around the block. Soccer games with everyone getting a participation trophy. I once had a mother who wanted to sit in on her son’s job interview. He was a college graduate. The kids in Wisconsin may need some help, but not in California. Gut it out, go to class, do your homework, get the grades you deserve. Teachers, let the kids grow up. They don’t need on-site counselors. They need to buck up!
In the olden days, Rittenhouse would have been treated as a juvenile and he would have been (possibly) incarcerated until his 18th or 21st birthday. Then, there would have been no accessible record of his crime. The papers would not have ever printed his name.
If he had committed a crime. Which he didn’t.
Neither did OJ Simpson, by that logic
OJ did, Rittenhouse didn’t. I guess defending child rapists is big cause for you. God Bless Rittenhouse for doing a public service.
In the olden days, it would have been manslaughter.
Did anybody read the article?
“When there are higher-profile events and issues in the public discourse, it is not uncommon for our university to provide spaces for our campus community to discuss those topics,”
All this rash judgement over nothing.
??? Why was this needed in the first place? It’s just hand holding by leftist woke profs. And it can lead to more trouble, since people often get more irate, the more they think about an event – and this can lead to rash judgement, and a mob mentality. Isn’t that how many of these antifa riots had their origin? Grow up, college folk, learn to handle these events as done in the past, with mature, quiet behavior.
Is the school offering grief counseling, safe spaces and resources to process the racially motivated mowing down of a crowd of white people by a black man in Waukesha? No, they aren’t. Because, you know why not. If it had been a white man plowing into a group of blacks you bet they would be doing it.
Catholic University of America now has a painting of the dead Christ (Pieta) being cradled by His mother– with the crude face of George Floyd painted onto the holy face of Christ. The painting is called “Mama,” the final word of George Floyd, before his death. Two copies are being displayed, one in the campus ministry, and one in the law school.
I think you should look up the Catholic definition of sacrilege.
This “artwork” is actually an Orthodox-style icon. The Greek letters traditionally inscribed in the halo of the figure of Christ (with the sacrilegious face of George Floyd) read “I Am,” a sacred inscription reserved only for Jesus Christ, in Orthodox icons. A petition to remove the two identical sacrilegious icons was started Tues. Nov. 23rd, and now they have nearly 3,000 signatures– including mine. One of the sacrilegious icons got stolen Tues. night, Nov. 23rd, also– but was unfortunately quickly replaced with another copy. The CUA President says his office has been overwhelmed with people calling and writing, to request the removal of the sacrilegious icon.
Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.
I do not think Jesus or Mary mind that picture.
If you got killed or died in any way and your face was there, it would not bother me.
I understand the problem is the halo but it is not inconsistent with the Word of God.
Stealing the picture is probably grave sin and needs to be confessed before receiving Holy Communion.
In the middle ages, it was common for artists to use human models and their faces are those of saints, Jesus and Mary in the artwork.
You do not know Jesus face. We have some private revelations like St. Faustina but she was upset that the artist could not accurately depict His face but He told her that was not important.
No, ct. Christ is holy, the Son of God. Icons depicting Him should avoid mixing Jesus Christ with secular political figures and movements. An icon is holy and blessed, like a sacramental– and some are miraculous. Icons are very sacred and holy, and are used only for religious worship.
Political? George Floyd was not a politician.
And he was a Christian.
I don’t really see the problem.
“What you do to the least of my brethren, that you do unto Me.”
Are you prolife? If Mary was holding an aborted baby, would you be so outraged?
ct– There has been a huge, secular, non-religious, atheist, Marxist “Black Lives Matter” political movement, in which the death of George Floyd has played a prominent role. Secular unholy atheist, Marxist political figures and movements do not belong in the holy Catholic Church. The title to this sacrilegious, political movement “artwork,” “Mama,”(last word of George Floyd, repeated several times, when refusing to surrender to police, after being caught committing a crime) is likewise blasphemous and totally inappropriate, for a holy “Pieta” icon. A holy “Pieta” icon, painting, or sculpture, must depict Our Lady holding Jesus, her dead Son–the Son of God!– after He was taken down from the Cross. Again– a holy icon is like a sacramental, extremely holy. Many are miraculous. It is for strictly religious devotion. Period. How would you feel, if the unholy face of Osama bin Laden, Karl Marx, Adolph Hitler, or the gay predator cleric, Theodore McCarrick, was blasphemously depicted as the holy Face of Christ? Respect Christ Our Lord and Savior And respect His Most Blessed Mother– the Mother of God.
the students at “The Beach”
need to come to the realization
that life, at times, can be a real beach.
The information in this article simply places emphasis on the fact that your supposedly “Catholic” school does not teach or provide support for your students to learn anything about the Holy Roman Catholic Church. It shows the failure of your institution that your students can’t recognize a saint vs a criminal. Once your students learn the basics of the faith, then, and only then can they begin to appreciate the interaction between it and the constitution and civil law in general. You have a task before you. Try to live up to it.