Social media outrage mobs descend via Facebook. Cowardly, right?
In Facebook posts, the writers’ peers called them “idiotic” and “ignorant,” among other names, and as the online insults continued to pile up, some the publication’s op-eds were called “racist, sexist, classist” and more. The writers were also labeled “white supremacists.”
The Claremont Independent is a monthly student publication at Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five private undergraduate liberal arts colleges in Southern California that, between the five schools, enrolls about 5,700 students. The Independent’s editors also maintain an active news website.