UC-Irvine Law Apologizes for Highlighting Conservative Group After Students Call it ‘Racist’
“We apologize both for the timing of the post and for disabling comments. We appreciate the members of our community who reached out to us”
The conservative group is the Federalist Society. This is a glimpse of what’s coming. The left wants to redefine reality to label all forms of conservatism as toxic and unacceptable.
Campus Reform reports:
University apologizes for highlighting conservative group after students insist it’s ‘racist,’ ‘sexist,’ ‘fascist’
A student group that seeks to “preserve freedom” and advocates for the “separation of governmental powers” found itself amid a slew of accusations of “racism” after a law school admissions department dared to highlight the group to potential students on social media.
An Instagram post from the University of California, Irvine Law Admissions page sparked outrage because it spotlighted the Federalist Society, a campus organization that is “a group for people of all ideological backgrounds,” as stated in the post description. Comments under the post include students saying that the timing of the spotlight was “extremely tone-deaf” and “ill-timed” due to claims that the Federalist Society “stands with the establishment and the oppression of the marginalized.”
Commenters referred to the Federalist Society as “racist, sexist, white lawyering,” and “anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ, and fascist.”
The Federalist Society national organization describes itself as “a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order,” that “is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.”
After receiving online backlash, UCI Law Admissions issued an apology the following day in another Instagram post for “the timing of the post” and addressed concerns that the comments had been disabled at some point after its posting.
“In our desire to continue to highlight different student organizations each week, we highlighted UCI’s Federalist Society,” read the post. “We do not edit a student group’s self-description. We apologize both for the timing of the post and for disabling comments. We appreciate the members of our community who reached out to us, and welcome conversations with any student or groups of students. You spoke, we will continue to listen, and we will take affirmative steps to evaluate how best to manage this account, keeping your concerns in mind.”
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But were there any consequences? Was anyone fired or fined? Had their next bonus or promotion canceled?
No? Nothing? Then it doesn’t matter. They won’t hesitate to do the same or worse next week, or next month, or whatever.
You seem to misunderstand. The college did a good thing, and is now apologizing for it.
Why should there be consequences? A series of highlighting student organizations, they highlighted a legitimate student organization.
I’m disgusted with the law schools caving in to the mobs. What kind of training is this for future lawyers?
It’s not clear. Who is the school surrendering to this time?
To the fascists who hate the Federalist Society.
Having taught part-time at UCI (1998-2016), I am familiar with that law school. Erwin Chemerinsky, the first dean, shaped it into a training ground for leftist activists.
Also notable is their association with the Marxist National Lawyers Guild. Law students at UCI who are associated with the NLG, have acted as “legal observers” for campus disruptions against Jewish students who support Israel.