David Luwin, a sophomore International Studies major, was rudely awoken from his midday nap Wednesday by a Texas A&M student yelling racial insults at a group of high schoolers. Luwin said he was so enraged that he almost said something.
“Sure, campus is a social place,” Luwin said. “But it’s just rude to be that loud. People are so selfish and inconsiderate. That guy should’ve been more respectful of those napping and studying around him.”
Luwin went on to say that he couldn’t imagine anything more indecent than being woken up from a nap. But Luwin was not the only one affected by the student yelling racial slurs. The tour group itself had to stop, forcing Donald Delmar, who was riding his bike, to slow down and be late for class.
“People need to be reminded that their actions affect others,” Delmar said. “I had to slow my bike down so much that I nearly had to put a foot on the ground. It’s great that these high schoolers want an education or whatever, but they shouldn’t disrupt people’s lives, you know? Imagine how disenfranchised I could have been if I missed class, I would be way behind all the other students.”
Delmar said he was so upset about having to slow down that he considered confronting the man. Instead, Delmar continued to class and posted a rant on Yik Yak because at the time of the incident, he was “too busy for confrontation.”
Other students present during the incident similarly remained silent, instead choosing to throw irritated glances towards the commotion. An anonymous white, Christian male student, and friend of the shouter remarked that he was sure the incident was a joke, so he gave an unconvincing chuckle and looked away.
Luwin believes the noise issue will be resolved appropriately.
“Someone else will probably reprimand that guy for yelling,” Luwin said. “Honestly, I couldn’t go do anything. My hammock was way too comfortable.”
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