It was already difficult to be a conservative student on campus, but the coming year is probably going to be really tough.

Campus Reform reports:

Conservative group blasts college for allegedly helping leftists ‘harass’ students

A Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Union College was targeted after an Instagram post discussing the recent events surrounding George Floyd’s death.

The group’s Instagram post said, “YAF Union College mourns the unjust killing of George Floyd, a clear example of the use of excessive force and abuse of power by a law enforcement officer…Supports the right of all Americans to peacefully protest and to petition the government, rights guaranteed by our constitution, which we hold dearly…Condemns the use of violence, looting, and vandalism, as a means of promoting a political message, as it hurts the communities, people, livelihoods, and cohesion of our country, and is a fundamental affront to law and order…Rejects the false and damaging narrative that our justice system and law enforcement systematically act in a manner that is based, brutal, or unfair, while acknowledging the unfortunate reality of appalling and unjust outlier cases.”

Responses to the post included, “I advise you to take this post down. It’s disrespectful and inaccurate. Not only do you have a plethora of online resources that can educate you on this matter, you have a number of students and faculty members of color who would very much disagree with that last statement. Good attempt but try again.”

Another response to the post was, “Being that this is a college organization and you made a statement essentially DENYING that the policing and criminal justice system are corrupt when they were BUILT on the foundation of slavery and a MULTITUDE of resources have been circulating the internet exposing the entire system as being so inherently racially biased is quite disappointing.” Several posts referred to the conservative group as “nazis,” while others called the post “hate speech.”

Students at the university then called on the school to demand that the YAF members’ information be available to all students as a right.


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