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Leftists Attempted 7 Times More Campus Disinvitations Than Conservatives in 2016

Leftists Attempted 7 Times More Campus Disinvitations Than Conservatives in 2016

Majority of attempts were ‘successful’

The left doesn’t even seem to notice that they are the ones doing this, not conservatives.

The College Fix reported:

REPORT: Leftists attempt seven times more campus disinvitations than conservatives in 2016

Six months before Hampshire College took down its American flag in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, its students nixed a Chinese-American HIV researcher as commencement speaker.

Why? She wasn’t intersectional enough.

Emily Wong’s disinvitation from the Massachusetts liberal arts school is one of the more unusual situations recounted in a year-end report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

The free-speech group reported a record number of speaker disinvitation attempts across the United States in 2016 – more than double the previous year.

Much of the spike can be attributed to one “dangerous” speaker whose campus events have been met with hostile protests and sometimes canceled proactively by universities themselves.

Majority of attempts were ‘successful’

FIRE has been chronicling attempts by students and faculty to stop perceived controversial speakers from lecturing on campus since its first disinvitation report came out in 2014.

Individual Rights Defense Program Director Ari Cohn told The College Fix he created the disinvitation database – which tracks incidents as far back as 2000 – after the first report generated “widespread interest in exploring the disinvitation issue.”


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