It's Easy To Convince College Students That Traffic Signals Are Racist
College campuses are no longer the bastions of free speech and thought they once were. What may have once been an experience to open young minds to new concepts and ideas is now a ruthless machine of conformity, molding unsuspecting students into proud liberals.
A new video published by Campus Reform shows that gullible students at George Washington University don’t need to fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars to support a ludicrously leftist ideology.
Students on the video were asked to sign a fake petition that read, “As we students cross the street, we are told by the symbol of a white man when it is okay to cross. Many students from diverse backgrounds, including individuals of color, gender fluid individuals, and LGBTQA+ individuals, feel oppressed by this.”
And it didn’t take much convincing before they began endorsing the move.
Of course, the real reason behind the colors of crosswalk signage is not the result of a wide-reaching and insidious campaign of white supremacy, but rather due to safety considerations.
A brilliantly glowing white depiction of a man walking is an easily seen symbol that is recognizable to most people. Illiterate people, those who don’t speak English and people with disabilities are able to instantly tell if a street is safe to cross.
The same is true for “Don’t Walk” signs. Shining in a brilliant orange color, they are a warning that the street is open to traffic and would be dangerous to cross.
These simple facts seem to have escaped GWU students, who reacted with overwhelming support of the fake initiative.
Some students were shown crosswalk sign alternatives that could be outright dangerous to implement. One “inclusive” signal is a barely visible brown figure against a black background. Others show potentially confusing symbols, including a figure in a wheelchair and a large yellow person.
Despite the obvious problems with some of these solutions to alleged white supremacy, students had no problem supporting the measure. Calling the fake petition “lit” and “cute,” the measure gained multiple signatures from our country’s next generation of leaders.
Of course, this video only serves to highlight a major disconnect between the world of academia and reality.
Traffic lights and signals are designed for a single purpose: to put all drivers and pedestrians on the same easy-to-understand page. This allows for effective and safe roads for all.
While traffic laws may differ between the states, stop signs, traffic lights, crosswalk signals and other road safety signs usually have a universal look.
Because of this, a Wisconsin driver pulling up to a four-way stop in Tennessee will have no problem understanding how that intersection works. Likewise, a pedestrian from New York attempting to cross the street in Florida may feel right at home, thanks to crosswalk signs that may look exactly the same as the ones back home.
Fortunately, it looks as if students walking to class at George Washington University won’t be held up trying to figure out what a crosswalk sign with a rainbow woman in a wheelchair means anytime soon.
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