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Left Wing Students Cry Foul as U. Texas Removes Campus Free Speech Zones

Left Wing Students Cry Foul as U. Texas Removes Campus Free Speech Zones

“What [some organizations] are currently doing is making students feel unsafe and unwelcome”

What does this tell you about who benefits from the suppression of free speech?

Campus Reform reports:

University of Texas eliminates free speech zones…and leftist students are not happy

The University of Texas has eliminated its free speech zones, confining free speech to certain spaces, after the Texas legislature passed a major piece of free speech legislation in the spring.

UT Austin President Gregory Fenves said that the university made the policy changes in order to conform with the new state law, in an August 30 statement addressed to the campus community.

“For generations, the University of Texas at Austin has thrived because of its commitment to free speech and an open exchange of ideas,” Fenves said. “Our campus is a hub for people to gather and share different perspectives and experiences.”

Another provision of SB 18 forces universities to create “disciplinary sanctions” for those who interfere with others’ right to free speech.

UT Austin spokesman J.B. Bird said that the policy still permits the school to regulate expression that disrupts the campus learning environment…

However, the University Democrats are not pleased with the bill and argued that organizations could use it to make some students feel unsafe.

“What [some organizations] are currently doing is making students feel unsafe and unwelcome,” University Democrats President Joe Cascino, according to the Daily Texan. “I believe that universities should be able to step in and keep people like [Richard] Spencer or useless incendiary protests like [Young Conservatives of Texas’] or Turning Point’s from happening.”

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Maybe UT needs students who aren’t such liberal sissies.

    +1000

    Even more importantly the Horns need students who are able to write (or speak) a grammatically correct sentence.

    “I believe that universities should be able to step in and keep people like [Richard] Spencer or useless incendiary protests like [Young Conservatives of Texas’] or Turning Point’s from happening.”

    Still trying to figure out how he would/could keep Richard Spencer from happening.

The leftists’ whining should remind us how long our freedom of speech would last if the socialists were in charge. Socialism does not play nice with opposing ideas.

I am kinda confused
Free Speech was not eliminated. In fact isn’t it now freer than ever?

    That’s what has them mad.

    Geologist in reply to RWGinger. | September 11, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Ginger, free speech ZONES were eliminated — tiny areas where conservatives were allowed to express themselves without disturbing the snowflakes. But the conservatives were free to express themselves ONLY in these tiny areas. By eliminating the free speech zones, conservatives are now allowed [supposedly] to express themselves anywhere on campus.

    As you pointed out, this is a victory for free speech. As irv said, that is what makes the liberals mad.

Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens should schedule a recruiting visit to UT with tables full of literature and local students manning those tables. Get some of those lefties suspended from UT for interfering with free speech, because you know that’s what they’ll do.

The nice thing is that the people who are complaining about the loss of their controlled free speech zones are free to do so anywhere they choose, without anyone’s permission… so they got that going for them.

However, the University Democrats are not pleased with the bill and argued that organizations could use it to make some students feel unsafe.

Most college “liberals” consider it unsafe to have to hear opinions that they disagree with.For example, it would be unsafe to have anyone disagree with Dr. Susan Schorn’s bloviating on the Covington parochial students at the Washington Monument. Susan Schorn has taught at UT-Austin for three decades.
Thread by @ SusanSchorn.

I’ve been avoiding chiming in on the Maga-hat-wearing larval Catholics. But since one of them is now claiming he was trying to de-escalate the situation, and since I teach de-escalation, and since some of you may be heading off to marches today..

Yup, nothing says de-escalation like calling someone “larval.”


It’s possible, only just barely, that this innocent altar boy was terrified and trying to help, got flustered and did exactly all the wrong things (it can happen; de-escalation is a skill that takes a lot of pactice), but even if so, /18
Every bit of the context surrounding him was escalatory. Like most white boys in America, this kid east, sleeps, and breathes racism and misgoyny. And the adults around him–his teachers, parents, priests, and now, evidently, his PR advisor–are his swaddlers.

Anyone who has the effrontery to disagree with Dr.Schorn is making her feel unsafe. Any larve who disagrees with Dr. Schorn should be stepped on!

    Firewatch in reply to PostLiberal. | September 12, 2019 at 8:27 am

    How do a person feel unsafe on the UT campus? There is no incoming rockets or artillery. No snipers since before most of the administration was born. They are sissies.

Perhaps Mr. Cascino would sing a different tune if events sponsored by his proto-communists were barred because they were deemed “useless” and “incendiary.”

Democrats are dumber than a box of rocks.

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