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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