California State University LA Bans Ben Shapiro
Speech on “When Diversity Becomes a Problem” might melt snowflakes.
Conservative author and speaker Ben Shapiro has been banned from making an appearance at California State University Los Angeles by the school’s president.
Shapiro would apparently present too great a threat to the safe spaces of CSULA’s sensitive snowflake students.
Christine Rousselle reported at Townhall:
Conservative Writer Ben Shapiro Banned from CSULA
Early Tuesday morning, conservative writer Ben Shapiro revealed on Twitter that his planned speech on February 25 at California State University-Los Angeles had been canceled by the university’s president.
Your "safe spaces" should be renamed "fascist areas," you jackbooted intellectual weaklings. https://t.co/vq4Su5GSrU
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 23, 2016
Shapiro was due to speak on the topic of “When Diversity Becomes a Problem,” which CSULA President William Covino decided should be canceled in favor of an event that was more inclusive to all viewpoints. His appearance at CSULA is part of the Young America’s Foundation’s Fred R. Allen lecture series.
In an email to the Young America’s Foundation chapter at CSULA, university president William Covino wrote, “After careful consideration, I have decided that it will be best for our campus community if we reschedule Ben Shapiro’s appearance for a later date, so that we can arrange for him to appear as part of a group of speakers with differing viewpoints on diversity. Such an event will better represent our university’s dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”
Shapiro discussed this and the anti-free speech climate on campuses with FOX Business today:
Shapiro now joins the ranks of Milo Yiannopoulos, Christina Hoff Sommers and other speakers who are routinely protested and or shut down when they attempt to speak on college campuses.
The simple truth behind this issue is summed up perfectly by Shapiro in this short tweet:
Facts don't care about your feelings.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 5, 2016
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“When Diversity Becomes a Problem”
Clearly, Diversity is already a “Missing In Action” problem in this institution of “Higher Learning” that is neither. If only William Covino were able to sentence Ben to a re-education camp in Siberia, then Covino would not have to make such twisted Orwellian press releases about how shutting down free speech really promotes free speech.
Anybody know how much this fool gets paid to ruin…sorry…run this University?
Part of the problem is that normal people have a normal definition of “diversity,” while leftists have another. Theirs focuses exclusively on melanin content and sexual perversity, rather than differing philosophies and worldviews.
This country celebrated ‘diversity’ before the Civil War – Whites owned the plantations while Blacks did the work. We fought a war to end such practice. Then, in the ’60s, college campuses celebrated ‘diversity’ again when ‘students’ bombed buildings, held sit ins and generally rampaged in a drug induced rage. Now, those students are the professors and a barely educated generation is following ‘diversity diktats’ like the sheep they are.
We haven’t comprehended what happens when we don’t learn from history.
I guess Shapiro isn’t diverse enough.
I cannot fathom why any university of any worth would not only accept, but reinforce the infantile intolerance and inchoate anger of allegedly mature students acting like 6 year olds being made to eat their lima beans.
These kids need to be told to shut up, grow up, or go back to kindergarten – there is no place for this attitude in a university.
They accept it because it satisfies their political goals.
It ALL comes down to money, period. Not the first time Conservatives have been banned, won’t be the last. What Diversity? Liberals do NOT grasp the creation of wealth. They don’t grasp the difference between public sector vs. private sector. “Oh, look! Look at all the jobs that Obama has created!” They don’t get the fact that his “creations” are paid by us, the tax-payers. A lot of the Profs follow Bachelor’s->Master’s->PhD->Teaching. Real World? Where?
Mr. Sharpie don’t worry it’s not like it’s a real school they have a 4 year graduation rate of 6.4% I have no idea why this so called place of higher education is still in business the Cal State System is a joke the educators have the nerve to threaten to strike.
We must remember just who is the Leader of the People’s Republic of Kalifornia university system.
Anyone remember al-Chicagi’s Bull Dyke of an Attorney General?
“After careful consideration, I have decided that it will be best for our campus community if we reschedule Ben Shapiro’s appearance for a later date, so that we can arrange for him to appear as part of a group of speakers with differing viewpoints on diversity.”
It shouldn’t be difficult to find a few examples of leftist speakers who were not given the same opportunity to be inclusive.
Diversity that acknowledges individual dignity represents positive progress. Class diversity revives racism, sexism, etc., and is a violation of American civil rights and human rights. The establishment of a pro-choice cult continues to pay dividends in debasing human life and the moral aspect of our nation’s legal philosophy.
That said, resumption of abortion rites and cannibalistic trials under the traditional pro-choice religion are first-order causes of catastrophic anthropogenic global waning.
The latest (left leaning hosted) 59 degree N sailing podcast episode included a woman from New Zealand. She said “Ha!Kiwi’s don’t go to University, they go and get a degree in the world.”
The lie has been exposed… The University of Safe Spaces, Trigger Word U and Special Snow Flake State U will all soon be in a hard place.
We should send the university president some of Shapiro’s books to burn. I suggest “Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth” (2004), and “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (2013).
Shapiro has said he’s still going to show up tomorrow at 2:00.
I’m still going to show up at 2:00 tomorrow to hear him, too.
That would be a great event to post about tomorrow LHC.
Fascist chanting students blocking entrance. We were being brought in through back and they blocked that, too.