Emerson College Investigating Conservative Student Group Over Stickers Criticizing Government of China
“inconsistent with the College’s values and will not be tolerated on our campus”
Do you think the school would launch an investigation if a liberal group handed out stickers that criticized Trump? Somehow, I doubt it.
The College Fix reports:
Emerson College investigates conservative group that handed out anti-Chinese government stickers
Emerson College is launching an investigation into a campus conservative group after it handed out stickers critical of the Chinese government, according to a document obtained by The College Fix.
In a letter sent to the president of the Turning Point USA chapter at Emerson, the group is being investigated for violating the school’s “Code of Community Standards” after an event last week in which stickers that said “China Kinda Sus” were distributed on campus.
A letter by Interim Emerson President William Gilligan called the stickers “anti-Chinese messaging” that is “inconsistent with the College’s values and will not be tolerated on our campus.”
“The expression of free ideas cannot and should not violate these standards that are integral to creating an environment where all members of our community feel a sense of belonging,” wrote Gilligan. “At this time in particular, when there has been a rise in anti-Asian sentiment, it is important to denounce all instances of anti-Asian bigotry and hate, and affirm our support and solidarity with the Asian and Asian-American community on campuses and around the world.”
“The sticker contained the symbol of the CCP, which should make it obvious it was referring to the Chinese government, and not about Chinese people,” Sam Neves, president of Turning Point USA – Emerson, told The College Fix in an email.
“The president of the entire college, the international student’s department, and several other college administrators released statements assigning racist malice to those meme stickers and condemning our organization without even talking to us first,” Neves said.
“Now our organization faces removal from campus and all our board members face potential disciplinary action by the school,” Neves said, adding, “As an international student, some of those disciplinary actions could get me deported out of the United States.”
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I expect the administration knows perfectly well that they are being unreasonable. You can’t make people afraid to speak out by being reasonable.
How many CCP dollars is Emerson getting??
These administrators are the same kind of idiots who follow the Chinese line that “Wuhan flu” is racist, but “Russian flu” and “Spanish flu” are perfectly OK.
Rules for thee but not for me.
Well, Emerson College is a private (not State) school and so could argue the First Amendment constraints don’t apply to them.