“over a series of controversies”
The weirdest part of this story is that this was done with the help of the College Republican National Committee, which was angry at this group for holding an Affirmative Action bake sale.
University of Washington Revokes Club Status from College Republicans
The University of Washington has revoked the official club status of its College Republicans chapter in response to student protests and a request from the College Republican National Committee.
According to a report by the Seattle Times, the University of Washington has revoked official club status from its College Republicans chapter over a series of controversies. Pressure to revoke the club’s status came from both leftist student activists and leaders of the College Republican National Committee.
The group was criticized last year for organizing an “affirmative action bake sale,” a popular campus activism event that offers baked goods for sale at different prices that are based on the purchaser’s race and gender. Such bake sales are designed to show how unfair and outrageous affirmative action policies are.
The College Republican National Committee’s National Chairman Chandler Thornton claims that the organization revoked the University of Washington chapter’s charter in 2018. Thornton claims that they cut ties with the UW chapter over “hurtful” or “inappropriate” speech that violates the committee’s policies.
“We will have nothing to do with this unauthorized group as it is the policy of the CRNC that campuses be free from hurtful or inappropriate speech and be a forum for safe, lively, and diverse opinions being expressed from every corner of America,” Thornton wrote on October 23.
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