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Student Government at Whitworth University Rejects Campus Speaker Who Survived Mao’s China

Student Government at Whitworth University Rejects Campus Speaker Who Survived Mao’s China

“What are they afraid of?”

This speaks volumes about where we are. Left wing students don’t want people to know what life was like in a real communist regime.

Campus Reform reports:

‘What are they afraid of?’: Student govt. rejects hosting anti-woke survivor of Maoist China

The student government at Whitworth University (WU) voted to reject a speaker who survived communism under Mao Zedong and criticizes woke culture for suppressing opposing ideas.

During an Apr. 12 meeting, the Associated Students of Whitworth University (ASWU) voted 9-4 against hosting Xi Van Fleet on campus. Van Fleet immigrated from Maoist China to the U.S. and draws parallels between the Chinese Cultural Revolution and what she calls the “Woke Revolution,” according to a description of her book Mao’s America: A Survivor’s Warning.

WU is a private Christian university in Spokane, Wash.

Grace Stiger, president of the Turning Point USA (TPUSA) chapter at WU, spoke at an earlier meeting about the organization’s intention to host Van Fleet. The planned sponsor for her speaking engagement, the Leadership Institute, is the parent organization of Campus Reform.

The ASWU meeting minutes show Stiger describing Van Fleet as someone who “grew up in China during Mao’s Cultural Revolution.”

“We want her to tell her story,” Stiger continues.

Stiger says that, when ASWU members voted against Van Fleet during the next meeting, they objected to her tweets because they “were fearful of her bringing views to campus that would be hurtful or offensive.”

In the meeting minutes, the tweets in question criticize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), Black Lives Matter, and other social justice movements.

“What are they afraid of?” Van Fleet asked in an interview with Campus Reform. “Those people who believe in lived experience, then they are going to get the lived experience from me because I’m not talking about an idea that I read or researched or studied.”


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“Hurtful or offensive”

Translation: Different

I didn’t realize that college history texts came in “Choose Your Own Adventure” versions now.