Wednesday, January 27, 2021

PSUC stands with students

The Trump administration withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, based on a CNN article.

The news of President Donald Trump rescinding the protections might have startled some Plattsburgh State students.

In editor in chief Kavita Singh’s news article, “PSUC protects civil rights,” she mentioned how PSUC’s Title IX coordinator Butterfly Blaise clarified that students will not be affected because it does not align with campus values. Thus, gender inclusiveness will continue to expand on campus.

We, at Cardinal Points, support the right for students to use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender they identify with. America is supposed to be a melting pot of all different races and cultures, a place where people can be accepted and feel safe.

With Trump trying to restrict the rights of marginalized groups, such as women, immigrants and the LGBTQ community, it is important that we feel safe on college campuses. You might feel scared of what the future holds with how quickly orders have been made to oppress people, but it is important to communicate any fears to your community. Title IX always welcomes students to come in if they need to talk. You can also get more involved by joining PSUC’s new club RADIUS or PSUC’s Diversity Committee. Everyone here at PSUC should feel like the campus is a safe space.

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