Wait until you see why...
"University of Michigan community members are calling for the resignation or recall of Regent Ron Weiser (R) from the University’s Board of Regents, condemning Weiser for not specifically denouncing President Donald Trump for inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday."
This garbage continues until it stops working. That's the only thing there is to say. It happens because you keep letting it work. It keeps happening until you stop letting it work. If they keep pushing, keep standing strong. If they get violent, get them arrested.
If they get let out or let off easy or no one will arrest them, make a public relations nightmare for them. Why not? That's what they're trying to do to you, and you're the one in the right. They aren't. They're fascists. You're a free citizen, so long as you can keep it.
"But what do I do?"

Let them rage, storm, carry on, or whatever, until they either stop or take it too far. Make them waste their energy or be the one to cross the line simply by refusing to react. That's it. That's all it takes. Stop caving in and deal with what comes after.
The entire thing is fake. It's all a hustle where they make it seem like you're going to have huge consequences if you don't do what they say. That's almost certainly false, and to the degree that it's true, they're cheaper than giving in because it's an extortion racket.
Every time you give in, you make it harder, not easier to say no next time, when it crosses an even bigger line. Eventually, you have nothing left, and then what did you save with all your capitulation? Not a damn thing. These aren't reasonable people making points.
"Students might leave, tho!"

GOOD! Any that would leave over this are just going to cause you, the school, and our society more problems down the line. Let them cut off their noses to spite their faces. Stop rolling over and giving in to tantrums and extortion.

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It's fun to wonder what Marcuse would think of the present moment. His own thing has become the thing he hates, so it would be fascinating to see which side of it he'd come down on. Given "Repressive Tolerance," I'm guessing he'd be thrilled with the movement and angry too.
It's easy to imagine Marcuse happy with the whole left and angry at Woke capital. It's hard to imagine him mad that it's happening exactly like he asked for, aside from the fact that obvious corporatist fascism is happening. He'd call it co-optation and fail to get it.
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I know there's some pretty famous example, but I can't think of it now.
Learning is supposed to be uncomfortable!
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