Student at $63,880-per-year college complains mural that shows this is ‘emotionally triggering’

Student at $63,880-per-year college complains mural that shows this is ‘emotionally triggering’
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A student senator at Pitzer College sent an email to the entire campus this week denouncing a mural showing a handgun with flowers coming out of the barrel because, the student complained, the mural “is emotionally triggering” and reminds him of “how many Black lives have been taken away because of police brutality.”

Pitzer is a small, private college in Southern California where the cost for one year of tuition, fees and room and board is $63,880.

The complaining student, sophomore Gregory Ochiagha, blasted out his email missive on Monday morning, reports the Claremont Independent, a student newspaper.

“It’s truly in bad taste to have a large depiction of a gun in a dorm space — especially when students of color also reside there,” Ochiagha wrote.

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