Wednesday, August 03, 2016

No free speech at DePaul: College cancels appearance by conservative

DePaul University's Student Center
Three months ago Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to cut short his address at Chicago's DePaul University because Black Lives Matter radicals and other leftists stormed the stage Milo, who also goes by Nero, was speaking.

It was an anti-conservative riot.

All but admitting that it can't restrain its leftist students, the nominally Catholic college, which has been an anti-free speech zone for more than a decade, gave another conservative the heave-ho.

From Fox News:
Conservative writer Ben Shapiro lashed out after DePaul University canceled a proposed speaking appearance, telling Fox News on Monday the school seemed to suggest it couldn't control its own angry students.

DePaul was the latest university to try nixing one of his speaking gigs. In December, officials at Cal State LA moved to cancel an event featuring Shapiro after some students reportedly compared it to an "underground KKK meeting." Shapiro wound up appearing anyway, sparking protests.

In a post that appeared on Shapiro's blog Monday, DePaul's Young Americans for Freedom chapter explained it invited the pundit to speak when the university stepped in.

DePaul Vice President of Facilities Operations Bob Janis wrote to the chapter in an email, "Given the experiences and security concerns that some other schools have had with Ben Shapiro speaking on their campuses, DePaul cannot agree to allow him to speak on our campus at this time."
Here's an idea: Instead, why not peacefully protest Shapiro outside? Or ignore him?

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