College Republican Event at Southern Oregon U. Called ‘Alt-Right’ Because Invited Speaker Left Antifa
“a Facebook comment asked why the school was advertising the “dangerous” College Republicans event”
Not belonging to Antifa anymore makes you alt-right? This is insane.
The College Fix reports:
Southern Oregon University calls invited speaker ‘alt-right’ because he left Antifa
Have you left Antifa? You must be a degenerate racist.
Southern Oregon University has a curiously narrow view of the political spectrum, given how it defended its decision not to forcibly cancel a virtual event hosted by its College Republicans chapter.
The chapter invited Gabriel Nadales of the conservative Leadership Institute to discuss how “I realized Antifa was wrong” in a Zoom event. He identifies as having been “politically active as a radical progressive and a member of Antifa” before discovering the institute in college and becoming a campus activist, according to a cached page for the event on the university website. (More on that later.)
Nadales was part of the Young Americans for Liberty group that sued Citrus College for heavily restricting student speech through free speech zones and a lengthy preapproval process, winning a $110,000 settlement. President Trump invited him to the White House signing event for last year’s executive order on campus free speech.
(He did not identify himself as a former Antifa member when Nadales won an award in 2016 from the Network of enlightened Women.)
The June 2 College Republicans event, advertised prominently on the Inside SOU page, said Nadales would explain how Antifa “recruit[s] members and develop[ed] into a violent activist group.”…
When Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott (below) responded to the Minneapolis police killing of George Lloyd, condemning “hate and abhorrent language” on campus, a Facebook comment asked why the school was advertising the “dangerous” College Republicans event…
It’s not clear where the university got the idea that Nadales, the Leadership Institute or the College Republicans are “alt-right.” The news report doesn’t mention anyone using the term “alt-right,” including the student who wrote the Facebook comment, Michea Bonilla.
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