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Harvard Club Cancels Event Featuring Expert on Cancel Culture

Harvard Club Cancels Event Featuring Expert on Cancel Culture

“Although we welcome vigorous debate and different points of view, we have decided not to offer this program since it is not consistent with the objectives of our organization”

You have to love stories that fall into the category of “you couldn’t make this up.”

The College Fix reports:

Harvard club cancels event set to feature expert … on cancel culture

Harvard Business School Club of New York has cancelled an event set to feature James Lindsay — an expert on cancel culture.

Lindsay is co-author of the 2020 book “Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody,” and founder of New Discourses, a website that takes on trending educational, cultural and social justice issues with a critical eye.

Lindsay, who holds a PhD in mathematics, is also a member of the “grievance studies” publishing project. He was slated to discuss “Cynical Theories” at the Harvard Business School Club event, set for March 11. But on Tuesday night, he tweeted it had been cancelled.

“Lmao! I had been invited to speak for the Harvard Business School Club of New York about Cynical Theories, and because someone was upset that I exist, they changed the moderator to their chief equity officer, Hemali Dassani, and then, when I didn’t back down, cancelled the event,” he tweeted.

In an email Wednesday to The College Fix, the club’s Executive Director Eunice Suh said it was decided the event did not align with the club’s goals.

“Although we welcome vigorous debate and different points of view, we have decided not to offer this program since it is not consistent with the objectives of our organization,” Suh said.

On Wednesday afternoon, the event’s sign up page was scrubbed from the club’s website. However, The College Fix screenshot a copy of the event’s original sign up page.

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James Lindsay is an outstanding scholar and thought leader. I have read his Cynical Theories book and it is great. I would hope that the Harvard Administration investigate the circumstances of this cancelation and arrange to have him come back to campus under other sponsorship. In New York City, “equity” means investments that are stocks rather than bonds. I don’t think it is the letter E alongside Diversity and Inclusion.

Unbelievable. This is a Harvard Business School club not Harvard Social Sciences Club event! They are supposed to be the most capitalist of all the capitalists and now they have fallen into line for the woke mob.

“because someone was upset that I exist, they changed the moderator to their chief equity officer, Hemali Dassani”

We (conservatives) need to start referring to these apparatchiks not by their various chosen euphemistic titles, but as what they actually are: “Political Officers.”

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