“homophobic, transphobic, and racist commentary”
People who call Ben Shapiro a ‘white supremacist’ are stupid and should be told that they are stupid.
Campus Reform reports:
UCF students protest ‘white supremacist’ Ben Shapiro
During a student government meeting at the University of Central Florida, students gathered to protest a bill to allocate funds for a speaking event featuring conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
Students gathered to oppose the allocation of student fees for Shapiro, reasoning that the mainstream conservative figure is supposedly known for his “homophobic, transphobic, and racist commentary.” The Pride Student Association made an Instagram post including the date and time of the meeting and encouraged students to block funds that would be used to “bring white supremacist Ben Shapiro to our campus.”
The College Republicans at UCF announced in January that the conservative political commentator was scheduled to appear on campus.
Shapiro’s appearance is part of the Fred Allen Lecture Series sponsored by Young America’s Foundation.
According to Knight News at UCF, College Republicans requested $17,000 of activity and service fees from the student body. Some of the funds for the event have already been raised by the College Republicans.
When a funding request exceeds $1,500, the allocation must be submitted as a bill to the senate rather than committee allocation.
Get excited Knights! @UCFGOP is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with @yaf_ to bring @benshapiro to our beautiful campus on March 23rd. Future information pending so make sure to check YAF’s website for any and all future updates!#UCF #LeadRight #FlaPol #Sayfie pic.twitter.com/zSBoK0LB1b
— College Republicans at UCF (@UCFGOP) January 29, 2020
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