Baylor University in Texas has reportedly deemed a 9/11 flag tribute on campus “sensitive content” and placed a “trigger warning” on the memorial.
The traditional remembrance of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks was organized by the Baylor chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT).
The group said in a press release that it has displayed the 2,977 flags on campus grounds for several years in honor of the victims and first responders and “made it clear to Baylor Student Activities that this was not a political event.”
“The memorial traditionally only includes flags and no signage or political messaging. Every year we do our best to ensure that this event is about America not politics.”
But less than a day after the flags were placed, Baylor Student Activities informed the YCT that they would “need to place “expression activity” signs near the flags. Baylor Student Activities placed a sign that read; “Please be advised: sensitive content”. These signs amount to nothing short of a trigger warning for an event that should unite all Americans,” the press release said.
The group asked the university to apologize and “come together to remember those who died and celebrate the triumph of our nation over evil.”
Jake Neidert, the chair of the Baylor YCT chapter, told the Daily Caller in a statement that the group is “highly disappointed in Baylor’s conduct in this matter.”
“We have consistently proven that we are dedicated to conducting a respectful and apolitical 9/11 memorial and have never even asked to put our name with this event,” Neidert added.
“At the end of the day, Young Conservatives of Texas stands for Principles over Party, and today Baylor made a 9/11 memorial out to be a sensitive partisan and political event. Memorializing 9/11 isn’t political or sensitive, it’s distinctly American,” Neidert added.
Displaying the American Flag to memorialize those who tragically perished in the 9/11 attacks is now considered “Sensitive Content”. Honoring those who died and first responders isn’t “Sensitive”, it’s “American”. pic.twitter.com/0DHmY7h2sJ
— Baylor YCT (@BaylorYCT) September 11, 2020
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