It probably wouldn’t have happened in the first place.

Stephen Miller writes for National Review:

What if Civil-Rights-Era Protesters Had Demanded Safe Spaces?

Much has been made this week of a University of Missouri student-activist group’s demanding everything from their university president’s resignation (he obliged) to the walling off of public spaces on campus in support of a student going on hunger strike. But in attempting to duplicate civil-rights-era protest movements, the campus group calling itself “Concerned Student 1950” (CS1950) is not only diminishing the accomplishments of that era but making enemies of those they depend on the most for their messaging: a sympathetic media. As students attempt to prove their activist bona fides at the behest of our social-justice president, whose White House leapt to their defense, most lessons from the era they are attempting to emulate are being tossed aside.

The media at large, including ESPN personalities, tweeted and offered messages of support when the Missouri football team threatened to boycott their upcoming game against Brigham Young University this weekend. (Their boycott would have potentially cost the university $1 million in penalties.) The team joined CS150 in protesting “systematic racial injustice,” which would somehow be remedied with the scalp of the university president, Tim Wolfe. What the team should still be protesting is the Colorado Buffaloes’ getting a fifth down and going on to defeat it in their 1990 game. That was actual proven, real injustice.