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U. Kentucky Apologizes for Conspiring Against and Mocking Conservative Student Group

U. Kentucky Apologizes for Conspiring Against and Mocking Conservative Student Group

“A campus spokesman said officials are sorry for the behavior of its employees.”

Do liberals understand this is one of the reasons many conservatives oppose free college? Why should they fund an industry that’s openly hostile to them?

The College Fix reports:

University of Kentucky apologizes for conspiring against, mocking conservative club

A recently published series of emails shows administrators conspiring against and mocking students attempting to get approval for a Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Kentucky.

Students working to get the approval had done so over the course of the last year to no avail. The conservative chapter was approved, however, after Young America’s Foundation sent in a public records act request seeking to better understand why the club was rejected, according to YAF spokesman Spencer Brown.

“UK quickly approved the chapter once YAF made our public records request,” Brown told The College Fix on Wednesday. Last week, YAF published the findings of its records request, which showed two campus officials had expressed joy in denying the club official recognition.

A campus spokesman said officials are sorry for the behavior of its employees.

In an email statement to The College Fix, UK spokesman Jay Blanton said that the student organizations office “worked closely with the Young America’s Foundation and soon after the appropriate documentation was finalized — documentation required of all student organizations — YAF was registered and approved as a registered student organization at the University of Kentucky.”

“At the same time, though, we want to apologize for some of the conversations that occurred around this process. We have taken steps to ensure that it does not occur again,” Blanton added. “We are reinforcing with all of our staff the importance of using appropriate language that does not inadvertently create any misperceptions regarding the work we are doing and the seriousness with which all of our staff members do it.”

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“We are reinforcing with all of our staff the importance of using appropriate language that does not inadvertently create any misperceptions regarding the work we are doing and the seriousness with which all of our staff members do it.”

There is no “misperception”. What they’re saying is, they need to do a better job hiding their true agenda.

LI is doing good work, but it sounds like you are so thorough that these little hidden hitlers are using it against others.

Note that in the email release, a legal insurrection blog post is cited about denial of YAF, and, disgustingly, the UK office is looking to use the LI piece to get tips.

https://www.yaf.org/news/oh-jesus-tap-dancing-christ-university-of-kentucky-administrators-instant-messages-show-schemes-to-block-yaf-chapter/

“At the same time, though, we want to apologize for some of the conversations that occurred around this process. We have taken steps to ensure that it does not occur again,” Blanton added.

Firing them would get the message across.

“since you caught us, we are unreservedly apologizing so that you don’t successfully sue us for something”

This is clear evidence of bigotry, intolerance, and an exclusionary mindset of the UK administration. The individuals caught by the records release were undoubtedly not admonished or sent to “tolerance class”.
A student’s personal beliefs MUST be respected, whether political, religious, or sexual orientation.
Substitute Islam, gay, woman’s, or progressive for “conservative” and see how the university (and NYT) reacts.

tommy mc donnell | August 25, 2019 at 1:03 am

how about conservatives oppose “free” college tuition because they are anti-slavery.

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