Under normal circumstances, yeah. Being called a nasty, hateful name isn't quite on the same as being raped or beaten half to death. The best thing to do, unless someone is flat out harassing you over an extended period of time, would be to laugh, and tell them to go **** themselves right to their big idiot faces.If they're even students. Anyone can walk or drive onto campus.
That's why this whole thing is stupid. These people are upset the university didn't do more to find the perpetrator. They're looking for two people in a city of 100,000+ with perhaps nothing more than a vague description as a clue. Talk about a needle in a haystack.
With sexual assault and other violent crime still a problem on college campuses all over the country, shouldn't the police be spending their time dealing with those crimes? You know, crimes with actual victims?
But this has extended far beyond normal circumstances, and all kinds of people are now riled up over it. It's gotten to the point where something has to be done before it potentially gets any worse.