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Student Govt Denies Approval to Conservative Student Group Calling it ‘Hateful’

Student Govt Denies Approval to Conservative Student Group Calling it ‘Hateful’

“a popular conservative and pro-capitalism student organization”

This happened at Cornell College in Iowa, not Cornell University in New York. The student group which was denied is Turning Point USA. It is not a hate group, that’s just the left’s favorite excuse for doing this.

The College Fix reports:

Student government refuses to approve conservative student club, calls it ‘hateful’

Student government leaders at a college in Iowa recently refused to recognize a campus chapter of a popular conservative and pro-capitalism student organization, claiming the group is “hateful, sexist, racist” and engages in “discriminatory” behavior.

On Feb. 20, the Student Senate at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, refused to officially recognize a campus chapter of Turning Point USA because the “concerns regarding this potential student organization outweighed the group’s potential contributions to campus,” according to a written “rationale” of the decision obtained by The College Fix.

“These concerns were highlighted by the conflict between the values and policies of Cornell College and the actions of Turning Point USA leaders, members, sponsored speakers, or programs that included: hateful, sexist, racist, or otherwise demeaning or discriminatory messages; and, slandering college employees and attempting to restrict free speech through the Professor Watchlist,” states the document, provided to The Fix by student senate President Ethan Berube.

When student groups are not officially recognized by their campuses, it typically means they do not qualify to receive any funds collected from student fees to help with their program. What’s more, they cannot rent campus facilities at steeply discounted rates, or for free, and they are also usually barred from participating in recruitment efforts and other campus activities.

Turning Point USA’s messaging typically includes slogans such as “I love capitalism” and “Big government sucks.” When asked by The College Fix for examples of the “hateful, sexist, racist or otherwise demeaning and discriminatory” behavior from Turning Point USA, Berube did not respond.


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“These concerns were highlighted by… attempting to restrict free speech”

So, the way to resolve restricting free speech is to restrict free speech. Makes total sense to me. /s

    smokeybehr in reply to phdwyphe. | March 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    “We’re all for free speech, as long as it conforms to our way of thinking. Any mention of ‘Traditional American Values’ is ‘hateful’ and must be suppressed, because it values individualism over collectivism, and espouses the ‘traditional gender roles’ that are ‘racist, sexist, and homophobic’, even though it caused the prosperity of the United States to skyrocket in the last half of the 20th Century.”

Halcyon Daze | March 1, 2018 at 11:21 am

Everybody but me is hateful.

Private college, so not bound by the first amendment.