Getting controversial college graduation speakers to cancel is going about it all wrong. Instead, student activists should actively lure the speakers to campus — and then make a scene. I wrote a piece for CNN giving some helpful tips. Here’s one:
Spell out a message: Use masking tape to put a letter on each mortar cap, be sure to sit in the right order with your compatriots and at the right moment, send your message without saying a single word.
Alternatively, you can achieve a similar effect by writing each letter on a manila file folder, folding each up and hiding it under your gown until the right moment. A great thing about this tactic is it forces you to get your critique down to its essence, which makes your message clear and easily shared by others.
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