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Coalition of Student Leaders Working to Keep Ben Shapiro From Speaking at U. Michigan

Coalition of Student Leaders Working to Keep Ben Shapiro From Speaking at U. Michigan

“recognize the threat to safety that Shapiro’s presence holds and stop him from speaking at the University”

This group is called the Ethical Investment Front, and they’re busting out every smear against Shapiro you could imagine.

They wrote this piece for the Michigan Daily:

Op-Ed: Stop Ben Shapiro from Speaking at the University of Michigan

On Sept. 22, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Michigan announced they were inviting Ben Shapiro to speak at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School on Nov. 15th. Shapiro, a divisive political commentator, has based his entire career on promoting extremely anti-abortion, transphobic, Islamophobic, homophobic, racist and misogynistic views, which are commonly surface-level understandings of race and sociology. His opinions, which include blaming critical race theory and the Black Lives Matter movement for America’s demise, have furthered division and hate across the nation.

We, the Ethical Investment Front, are a coalition of student leaders, organizers and community members brought together as an offshoot of the Students of Color Liberation Front, and we are concerned about Shapiro’s presence on campus. We urge the University’s Board of Regents and President Santa Ono to recognize the threat to safety that Shapiro’s presence holds and stop him from speaking at the University. His presence will only cause harm to our campus and communities in Ann Arbor and poses particular risk to students of Color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as those of other marginalized backgrounds.

This situation is regrettably reminiscent of when white supremacist and neo-Nazi Richard Spencer planned to speak at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University in 2018. Thanks to community organizing and the pressure the U-M Stop Spencer Campaign put on administrators, the University prevented Spencer from speaking. Similarly, the MSU Stop Spencer Campaign was able to get Spencer to speak off campus and to a smaller audience, but violence and arrests still persisted. However, with a new administration comes inexperience, and any gaps in our commitment to justice and equity will allow bigoted speakers to come to campus.

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“We, the Ethical Investment Front, are a coalition of student leaders, organizers and community members brought together as an offshoot of the Students of Color Liberation Front”

Is that allied with the Judean’s People’s Front, or was it the People’s Front of Judea?

“recognize the threat to safety that Shapiro’s presence holds and stop him from speaking at the University.”

Remember the old military maxim of preparing to fight the previous war? Shapiro already won this war once, at the podcasters’ convention. He’ll wipe the floor with these slack-jawed morons.

Cancel culture at its finest. Always the “ace” card when these brown-shirt totalitarians have no facts or logic behind their microaggrieved feelings. Our brightest minds of academia today, and our fearless leaders of tomorrow.

JackinSilverSpring | October 30, 2022 at 11:29 pm

Ethical Investment Front is much like the Holy Roman Empire, it’s not ethical, has nothing to do with Investment, and most likely ot a front. It sounds like it has more in common with fascists antisemites than anything else.

This is what radicals do when conservatives threaten their narrative with facts.

    Dimsdale in reply to Steven Brizel. | November 1, 2022 at 7:45 am

    And they are completely incapable of defending their points other than screaming, crying and rioting.

    The only danger to the campus comes from the violent left, not Shapiro.

The proof cited by the U of M student newspaper is an article from an admittedly far left progressive writer who clearly is defending all woke causes and their narratives at the expense of truth and facts

Where are the ADULTS at this so-called institute of higher learning?!?

    henrybowman in reply to BigBrick. | October 31, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    I saw this coming the day the students at… Berkeley, was it?… invaded and occupied an administrator’s office, and instead of calling the cops on the nasty bastards and having them crated off, they ceded the territory and negotiated with them.

    Dimsdale in reply to BigBrick. | November 1, 2022 at 7:47 am

    They are now part of the whining leftist front….