Student protesters at Lebanon Valley College have managed to encapsulate everything outsiders see as wrong with the current campus "revolution": privileged students finding outrage in mundane things.
Students are demanding that (among other things) LVC administrators remove or modify the name of the "Lynch Memorial Hall" — not because the man it was named after was a racist, but because these students cannot handle the word "lynch." Lynch, of course, is a term that means to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal sanction. Thousands of African-Americans were lynched over three centuries.
But it is also the last name of about 130,000 people in the United States. Do these students faint when they come across "Twin Peaks" on Netflix (directed by David Lynch)? Do they have a panic attack whenever the U.S. attorney general (Loretta Lynch, who is also African-American) makes a statement? Do they crash their cars when they see a sign for a town named Lynchburg?
Honestly, this is why those outside of academia (and the mainstream media) aren't taking these protests seriously.
The hall was named after Clyde A. Lynch, who served as president of the college during the Great Depression and raised more than $500,000 dollars for the physical education building that bears his name. It used to contain the college's basketball court, but is now used for academic purposes.
To be fair, these student protesters are willing to keep the word "lynch" on the building, provided "Clyde A." is added before his last name. Because apparently the students can't handle the word, even if it is clearly someone's last name, unless that person's first name is included.