A university administrator literally shredded a copy of the Constitution after an undercover activist posing as a student said that it was “triggering.”
In what appears to be a therapy session, Kelly Grab, assistant director of equal opportunity at Vassar College, rips up pages of a copy of the Constitution and feeds them through a shredder in an attempt to comfort the “triggered” student, an activist for Project Veritas.
“I realized the Constitution is kind of a trigger for me,” the activist posting as a student told Vassar’s deputy equal opportunity czar. “Overall I just see it as a really oppressive document… Honestly can we just like destroy, is there like a shredder or something? Like I think it might be really therapeutic.”
Grab responded to the request by eagerly seeking out a shredder and feeding the Constitution through the metal tines herself while the traumatized co-ed stood by watching.
Grab wasn’t alone in her desire to shred the Constitution on behalf of students who felt triggered by the founding document’s myriad microagressions.
Colleen Cohen, faculty director of affirmative action and professor of anthropology at Oberlin college, said that while Oberlin couldn’t stop people from handing out copies of the Constitution, she said that she could put it through the shredder on behalf of any “traumatized” students.
Wendy Kozol, a professor of comparative American studies at Oberlin College, agreed that the Constitution causes people pain in everyday life. She even suggested that a critical campus roundtable event should be scheduled to “look at the way in which the Constitution and everyday life causes people pain.”
Another Oberlin professor, Carol Lasser, was openly critical of the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
“What could be clearer than, at least form my point of view, that the Founders never envisioned giving people carte blanche to own assault rifles,” Lasser said. “That was not what they were talking about.”
University professors and administrators aren’t the only ones to have negative feelings towards the Constitution, as a recent survey found that a large percentage of students felt the First Amendment was “outdated”:
One-third of the students polled could not identify the First Amendment as the part of the Constitution that dealt with free speech. Thirty-five percent said that the First Amendment does not protect “hate speech,” while 30 percent of self-identified liberal students say the First Amendment is outdated.
At the end of the video, Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe hinted that his organization will be releasing more videos showing academic disdain for the country’s foundational legal document.