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Conservative Scholar at Claremont McKenna Targeted with Nazi Slur

Conservative Scholar at Claremont McKenna Targeted with Nazi Slur

“Charles Kesler is a Nazi”

Anyone who is right of center can be protested in this way on today’s college campuses. It’s not true or fair.

The College Fix reports:

Prominent conservative scholar at Claremont targeted with Nazi slur

A prominent and respected conservative scholar at Claremont McKenna College was the target of a Nazi slur through a large painted message on a campus free speech wall.

The words “Charles Kesler is a Nazi” and “The YT [white] mind is weak” was painted in large blue capital lettering on a lengthy free speech wall that flanks a campus quad at Pomona College, one of five schools situated next to each other in a consortium cluster that includes Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer colleges.

Kesler, a government professor at Claremont McKenna since 1983, is editor of the Claremont Review of Books, a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, and among POLITICO’s Top 50 in 2017 for his “strain of American conservative thought that offers some support for Trump’s ideas.”

The slur publicly issued against Kesler came less than two weeks after it was announced that he was a recipient of the highly prestigious 2018 Bradley prize, given to individuals who work to “restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism.”

Kesler declined to comment to The College Fix on the free speech wall incident.

The slur was discovered Friday morning and by mid-afternoon administrators announced they had decided to cover it up, calling it “an offensive message directed at an individual.” Although the attempt to cover the slur with white paint has left the message still clearly discernible, reports the Claremont Independent.


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Like last time, I am going to suspect Pomona students. The wall is adjacent to both and faces a faculty apartment. My alma mater showed a bit of class last time the students acted up and punished the 3 CMC students involved. , but referred the remainder to Pomona and Pitzer for discipline. Those colleges did nothing.