Purdue University’s student government passed a bill during its final meeting of the semester that will see to the construction of a $17,000 pride flag-colored crosswalk.
“This will be a symbol of Purdue’s commitment to inclusion,” Lillian Ferguson, who authored the bill for the leftist project, told the Purdue Exponent. The bill easily passed, with 25 votes in favor, one against, and one abstaining.
The crosswalk will be located at Mitch Daniels Boulevard and Grant Street, one of the busiest intersections on campus.
Street “art” that promotes the Left’s radical agenda is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. While most of these projects are simply created using paint, Purdue’s crosswalk will be constructed using thermoplastics in order to ensure at least a decade of durability.
“There’s already a lot of plastic around anyway,” Anna Hampton, a senator who co-sponsored the bill and leads an environmental activism club on campus, told the Exponent when questioned about the potential harms of using plastic instead of paint.
The project’s hefty price tag will be funded using approximately $10,000 of funds collected through the student activity fee that all students are required to pay as part of their tuition statements. The student government is still trying to find a way to cover the rest of the bill.
“The crosswalk project is a huge waste of money,” Gregory Reeder, a member of Purdue’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter, told the New Guard.
Just last month, Young America’s Foundation sponsored a lecture featuring the Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles at Purdue. Intolerant leftists lined the hallways outside of the packed lecture hall throughout the event, chanting and playing loud music in an attempt to disrupt Knowles’ speech. The student government provided only a fraction of the amount of funding that it will spend on the LGBTQ+ crosswalk to the conservative students who invited Knowles.
Neither Ferguson nor the Purdue Student Government responded to the New Guard’s request for comment. This article will be updated accordingly.