Marquette Empowerment, a student organization has started a campaign to advise ‘white folks’ to stop calling the police. It is quizzical why the group found it important to specify ‘white folks’, sounds sort of racist. Their campaign doesn’t not go into details of why they placed an emphasis on ‘white folks’ but they tout themselves as focusing on issues like misogyny, transphobia, heterosexism, slut shaming, victim blaming, cissexism, classism, homophobia, xenophobia, islamophobia, ableism, racism and any other form of bigotry.
With such a large number of causes they are defending it’s a wonder that they can focus on all of them and still be effective. It gives the impression that they are a group of snowflakes that have yet to form an opinion but they what to raise the flag that they are empowered to fight on behalf of the oppressed.
That being said, I somewhat side with their campaign to hesitate to get the police involved in some situations that could possibly be handled by other means. Based on several incidents, the police have a tendency to escalate the problem.
Some situations can be resolve with a bit of common sense and possibly a cooling off period. Remember your parents giving you a ‘time out’.