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Conservative Speakers Largely Shut Out of 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Conservative Speakers Largely Shut Out of 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

“a disproportionate number of speakers at our nation’s top colleges and universities have been liberal ideologues, big donors to liberal causes, and members of the woke media”

This trend has been happening for years and 2022 is no different. It’s a symbol of the lack of political balance in higher education.

From the YAF Blog:

2022 Commencement Season Once Again Shuts Out Conservative Speakers

YAF’s 30th annual Commencement Speaker Survey reveals that unsurprisingly, conservative voices were shut out from the 2022 spring commencement season.

For the past 30 years––since Young America’s Foundation has been keeping tabs on commencement addresses––a disproportionate number of speakers at our nation’s top colleges and universities have been liberal ideologues, big donors to liberal causes, and members of the woke media.

YAF’s Commencement Speakers Survey scrutinizes the commencement addresses given at the top 100 national universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. With 53 liberal speakers imparting progressive ideas and just 3 conservatives addressing graduates, the bias in this year’s commencement season is undeniable.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow, and Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis are the only three prominent conservatives who have been invited to speak this commencement season.

The Class of 2022 will hear divisive speeches from many left-wing speakers with a history in social justice and “anti-racism,” including Ken Jeong and Dwayne Wade. Harvard University is welcoming New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, notorious for her tyrannical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite his sinking poll numbers and rising inflation, President Joe Biden himself is scheduled to speak at University of Delaware’s commencement––so long as he can remember to show up on time.

Other outspoken liberals who will be speaking at some of America’s top-rated schools include Kal Penn, Deval Patrick, Taylor Swift, Samantha Power, and Bob Woodward.

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Comments

Nothing new here. The college I retired from last had a Republican commencement speaker over 25 years ago (and there were demonstrations against her). Anyone who doesn’t have full woke credentials isn’t even considered.

henrybowman | May 20, 2022 at 3:23 pm

To be fair, after you pressure-wash the brains of your student body with Marxist mush for four years, it’s self-defeating to invite a rational adult to congratulate them on their achievement. Why get stuck having to pay the janitors, groundskeepers, and maintenance staff massive amounts of overtime for repairs, when you can avoid it all with one final decision.

“Despite his sinking poll numbers and rising inflation, President Joe Biden himself is scheduled to speak at University of Delaware’s commencement––so long as he can remember to show up on time.”

Will they be able to use the jumbotron for a teleprompter, or just set up the usual drive-in sized screen?

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