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U. Central Florida Diversity Chair: Trump Supporters Not Welcome on Campus

U. Central Florida Diversity Chair: Trump Supporters Not Welcome on Campus

“a known progressive who has a history of making those with differing opinions feel unwelcomed”

Is this even legal? Can you imagine the outcry if a college official anywhere had said such a thing about Obama?

Red Alert Politics reported:

UCF’s new ‘Diversity Chair’: Trump supporters are not welcome on campus

University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Student Government Association (SGA) just appointed a diversity chair who believes that “Trump supporters are not welcome on our campus.”

The newly appointed Diversity Chair, Grayson Lanza, is a known progressive who has a history of making those with differing opinions feel unwelcomed.

Daniel Hanna, a UCF student who voted for Donald Trump, told the Knightly News about a run-in he had with Lanza during a Trump rally last year.

“When we started debating politics, I eventually said ‘you know the great thing about this country is we can both differ regarding political views but we can openly discuss it… Then I offered him a handshake.’ He said ‘I’m not shaking your hand, I do not tolerate you and you are not welcome here,’” Hanna recalled.

According to Florida Today, Lanza held a protest sign at the Trump victory rally in December which read, “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA.”

Lanza’s confirmation to Diversity Chair comes on the heels of the same SGA turning down Karis Lockhart, the former UCF College Republican Chairwoman, for the position of Governmental Affairs Director. Lockhart believes she was turned down because of her conservative values and affiliation with the Republican party.

“I never thought my background with College Republicans would be a negative in this process. My experience of leading a group of 100+ students on UCF’s campus, my network in the real world of government, my understanding of UCF protocols, and the relationships I’ve built with administration apparently meant nothing to them because all they saw was ‘Republican’ and voted no,” Lockhart told Red Alert Politics.


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The Friendly Grizzly | July 29, 2017 at 10:20 am

I hope the time has come that one of these diversity busybodies gets up into the face of someone they find not to their liking, they get knocked down. HARD.

pablo panadero | July 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Maybe Trump voters can prevent their tax money from going to UCF. in retaliation.

Is this even legal? Emphatically NO!

A public university is a tradition, classic type of public forum in which the 1st Amendment is entitled to the strongest protection. The student government association is part and parcel of that forum and therefore is prohibited from exercising viewpoint discrimination.

Popular speech does not need protection. Part of the Founders’ concern in writing the 1st Amendment was that a tyranny of the majority might try to use the force of government to silence people with unpopular views.

4th armored div | July 29, 2017 at 6:18 pm

seems to me a DOJ investigation and a block of ALL federal monies, grants etc is in oreder.

This is the same school that suspended a student for a Tweet it deemed inappropriate. (The suspension was lifted / dismissed after it was determined that the school had not followed its process correctly.)

Scary times.

UCF comes through again!

UCF ‘Diversity Chair’ resigns over anti-conservative remarks

But can they continue to hold the line against the left?