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Radical Left Makes Inroads at Scalia Law School Under Banner of Black Lives Matter

Radical Left Makes Inroads at Scalia Law School Under Banner of Black Lives Matter

Scalia Law’s Student Bar Association leads push for race-based agenda.

It will come as no surprise to most Americans that academia has been lost largely to the Left. To put this in perspective, college professors donate to Democratic candidates over Republican ones by a ratio of 95-1, Yet, there are notable holdouts in the academic world, among them the aptly named Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, just outside Washington, D.C.

As one may guess from its namesake, Scalia Law is well known for its libertarian and conservative professoriate and for its resistance to unyielding pressure to change that outlook. Unfortunately, all of this is now under assault by a group of students themselves.

This week, Scalia Law’s Student Bar Association (SBA), in contravention of its supposed non-partisanship, issued a letter to the school’s administration, copying the entire student body, which contained a set of radical, Black Lives Matter-esque demands. The letter demanded, among other things, full tuition scholarships for all black students, affirmative action programs, special funding for “diverse” clubs to bring speakers of “intersectional identities”, and mandatory “race equity” trainings for all faculty, staff, and students.

The idea that students should get scholarships based on their race, or that applicants of certain racial backgrounds should get preference in admissions, is offensive and goes against everything the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s fought to achieve. When Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” I cannot imagine that he was envisioning a nation in which some people receive full tuition scholarships based on their skin color while others do not.

However, on today’s campuses, the modern Left feels comfortable demanding administrations divide people by race and treat them differently on that basis. They demand that students, faculty, and staff be forced to attend lectures, hosted by the woke, on “race equity”. Instead of diversity of thought and intellectual rigor, these programs are designed to promote conformity and to ensure everyone is forced to parrot the BLM narrative.

And make no mistake, the organized BLM is not primarily about ensuring that black lives are valued. If it were, it wouldn’t be remotely controversial. As per the BLM website, BLM wishes to disrupt the institution of the family, and its founders brag about being trained Marxists. Beyond that, they have been dogged by persistent issues of antisemitism and have openly called for the defunding of police nationwide. BLM is a radical organization hiding behind a respectable-sounding name. Here at Scalia Law, the Student Bar Association has openly embraced this radicalism, and is now demanding that the administration do so as well.

The SBA purports to act on behalf of all students and all student organizations. But in fact, conservative-leaning organizations on campus (and there are many) were not consulted about, or even made aware of, the letter before it was released. When challenged about the lack of “inclusion,” the SBA purports to have been “unable” to contact these organizations. That is specious at best, since it had no trouble contacting the leftist organizations on campus and also possess a list of the contact info for each club’s leadership.

When confronted on this obvious lie, the SBA then claimed that they did not coordinate the letter, but merely signed it (as the first signatory), delivered it to the faculty and administration, and then distributed it to the entire student body. They then stated “[we] understand that you don’t agree with the decision the SBA voted on and approved, but it was voted on and passed.” They essentially admit that they have no interest in representing the student body as a whole, and are instead interested in pushing the radical agenda represented by the clubs that signed this demand letter, to the complete exclusion of dissenting voices. To anyone who dissented or disagreed, the message was loud and clear: SBA does not care.

When contacted, the drafters of the letter made it even more clear that these conservative clubs would not have any input on the content of the letter, that no revisions would be made, and that the demands would not be altered in any way to broaden the base of support or build unity among the student body. They offered all clubs a “take it or leave it offer” to sign the letter as written after publication, expressing total indifference to the criticisms of their peers and expressing no willingness to bridge the divide.

Scalia Law is not new to these sort of demands or controversies. Last year, some students from George Mason University demanded that the law school terminate its relationship with Justice Kavanaugh, and years before, students protested the naming of the school after Justice Scalia. Thankfully, on both of those occasions, the administration reminded the students that the Dean and the faculty run the Law School and did not cave to temper tantrums from radical elements of the student body. We can only hope that the administration keeps its resolve now, and refuses to bow to the mob.

[Featured Image: Scalia Law School dedication ceremony, video screenshot]


Jacob Meckler is a second year J.D. Candidate at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps (2014-2018).


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 26, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Tell them to go to Hell.

Or Nancy Pelosi, same thing.

Nancy Pelosi calls George Floyd ‘George Kirby’
while talking about bill named in his honour

How about these little radicals be encouraged to go to law school , say in Russia or Venezuela…

I am so tired of their constant demands

Go away, go away, we will not kneel

2smartforlibs | June 26, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Anything not constantly made COnservative will be corrupted by the liberals. and liberalism ruins everything it touches.

    Yes, libertarianism is self-organizing, liberalism is divergent, progressivism is monotonic, conservativism is moderating. Diversity (i.e. color judgments) breeds adversity. #BabyLivesMatter

CristinaAshbaugh | June 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm

This is perhaps the most idiotic and ignorant article I’ve ever read on the internet. It’s clear that you have zero understanding of the civil rights movement or anything that Black Lives Matter is fighting for and you’re clearly upset that your privilege is “under attack” by students fighting for basic rights. If you’re too fragile for your SBA to fight for basic racial bias training and funding for diverse clubs, then you should have no place studying to become a lawyer. This article is the temper tantrum and you should take a long hard look at why you’re so angry about underrepresented students fighting for representation.

Also, never quote MLK again – that was just embarrassing.

    Wow, your really uninformed aren’t you?

    Now go away, you have nothing concrete to add to the conversation.

    Antifa is missing a Karen today it appears. Run along now and practice your screaming at black police officers and pulling down statues…

    Fighting for “basic racial bias training”. You confuse “training” with “indoctrination.”
    Black Lives Matter is not fighting for anything other than the destruction of our once-great country.

    Dathurtz in reply to CristinaAshbaugh. | June 26, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    The problem is that we do, in fact, know what BLM is fighting for. They say it on the organizing websites and the voices of the group say it in their speeches. It isn’t removing racism as an impediment to achievement. It isn’t dismantling “privilege”.

    Go to their own websites and comment boards and read what BLM is. If you still support it, then you are scum.

    As you’ve nothing worthwhile to add to the conversation please crawl back under your rock, there’s some decomposing organic matter that requires your attention. And never darken these halls of intelligent discussion again.
    Pax tecum sit.

    alaskabob in reply to CristinaAshbaugh. | June 26, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Many of us fully understand the Civil Rights movement as we lived through those days such as Selma. We heard the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. live such as in Washington, D.C.

    We also understand that any movement that is successful either fades away or finds smaller issues to amplify to maintain their position and power. Your “movement” is demanding the very same social barriers that Dr. King fought against such as segrgation , “separate but equal” artificial advantages solely from color of one’s skin.

    No amount of money or power can compensate for structural inadequacies within major portions of the Black community. Shifting blame and not taking responsibility never will solve these issues. Myth has replaced reality. There is a point where respect and integration into society are earned and not demanded. The more one demands without fulfilling the obligation, the farther they place themselves away from success.

    “”never quote MLK again – that was just embarrassing.””

    I imagine it would be for you, given that you stand opposed to everything he stood for.

    Go away and troll somewhere else. People who read Legal Insurrection are to smart to care about what you think.

    First of all, AshBalls, you weren’t even alive when MLK was marching for civil rights. You not only have Zero understanding of what the article is explaining, nor do you have any experience in life. You’re a Marxist. That’s right, I said it! A Marxist. Everybody’s privileges are under attack from illiterates like yourself and your BLM movement. BLM doesn’t care about black people and neither do you. The SBA making demands, without total representation, such as free education for black people is about as ignorant saying Planned Parenthood doesn’t kill black babies.

    You’re a tiny bleep on the radar, not to mention you aren’t even wet behind the ears. Take a hike and stay away from the intellectual because you will never be one.

NavyMustang | June 26, 2020 at 1:49 pm

“They demand that students, faculty, and staff be forced to attend lectures, hosted by the woke, on “race equity”. Instead of diversity of thought and intellectual rigor, these programs are designed to promote conformity and to ensure everyone is forced to parrot the BLM narrative…”

This is their tell, revealing their true Communist ideology.

This is Soviet Union Redux.

Tell these radicals to go shit in their hat.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MAJack. | June 26, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    They are used to that. How about we put them in the bottom of a tanker cargo ship filled with bat guano?

Dantzig93101 | June 26, 2020 at 2:11 pm

In a sane society, this is the reply.

Dear Scalia Law’s Student Bar Association:


If you don’t like it, get out. There are other law schools.

Henry N. Butler

Some, select, Black Lives Matter. Diversity (i.e. color judgments), not limited to racism, breeds adversity. #BabyLivesMatter

“This is perhaps the most idiotic and ignorant article I’ve ever read on the internet. It’s clear that you have zero understanding of the civil rights movement or anything that Black Lives Matter is fighting for…”

I don’t know, Christina. I’ve read some pretty stupid things on the internet, some of them in the comments section of blogs like this one.. Just saying.

Money talks.

Everyone should shame the cheap asses you know who do NOT donate to conservative funds outside the hacks purporting to be conservatives.

Prepare to die fighting.

I was originally thinking that the Dean should tell these students to go f$%^ themselves, but now, I am thinking that the best response would be no response, no acknowledgement at all. Don’t even dignify it with any response whatsoever. That would “get the goat” of these twits.

    rocky71 in reply to Geologist. | June 26, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Exactly! As the letter’s not indicative of the position of the student body as a whole, or even majority, don’t grant it any weight at all.

Whenever I hear these people issue “demands”, two phrases come to mind “No” and “You are expelled”. Any school that does that will see a jump in admission applications.

Higher ed is irrelevant in the modern era. Technology did that. Now it’s denizens without options are in their death throes.

Those who issued this letter could easily find another law school that supports what they stand for. For example, any other “top 50” law school in the United States. If Scalia is the hellhole of racism they seem to indicate that it is, they should put in their transfer paperwork immediately, and choose a school that supports their radical Marxist ideology.

SpaceInvader | June 27, 2020 at 12:17 pm

Communism is like a virus and is more of a threat than COVID-19

Expel the signers for trying to impose racism.