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For this selfie, I stood accused of cultural “appropriation”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/10/2017 at 8:00pm

An excellent Open Letter to the President of the Vassar College from a Vassar alumnus, published in the student newspaper, is a must read as to what happened when I spoke at Vassar on “hate speech” and free speech. President Elizabeth Bradley’s response is here.

That letter exchange was the subject of...

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Students Disrupt Lecture About Free Speech Calling it ‘Violent’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:30am 12/5/2017 at 10:30am

The left is actually embracing the ridiculous idea that speech is violence. It’s just another tactic to shut down speech they don’t like.

Campus Reform reports:

Students call free speech ‘violent’ while disrupting lecture

A group of students at Western Washington University recently protested a lecture on free speech, calling support for the First...

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Alum to Vassar College President: “You owe Professor Jacobson a public apology”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:15pm 12/4/2017 at 9:15pm

My appearance at Vassar College on October 25 to lecture on “hate speech” and free speech continues to reverberate.

For background, see my USA Today Op-Ed: My pro-free speech views made me a target at Vassar College, as well as these posts at Legal Insurrection:

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Conservative Boston College Student Says School Paper Won’t Let Him Contribute

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:30am 11/21/2017 at 10:30am

Sadly, this is easy to believe. We’ve documented countless cases of conservatives being silenced on campus.

The College Fix reports:

I’m a conservative, and my campus newspaper won’t let me contribute

When I first arrived at Boston College as a rosy-eyed freshman, I was interested in politics and journalism, and I wanted to join...

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Student Forced to Remove ‘Fake News’ Shirt During Field Trip to CNN

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30am 11/18/2017 at 10:30am
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A seventh grader in Georgia made the hilarious decision to wear a ‘fake news’ t-shirt on a field trip to CNN with his middle school. His teachers failed to see the humor and made him change his shirt.

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Fired UCLA Prof Issues Warning on Free Speech: No One is Safe

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:30am 11/14/2017 at 10:30am

Keith Fink taught communications at UCLA and his free speech course often had a waiting list. He knows what he’s talking about.

The College Fix reports:

Free speech professor fired from UCLA warns: No one is safe

A former UCLA communications professor known for his staunch defense of free speech who was recently fired...

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Pro-Life Students at Fresno State Win Settlement in Free Speech Case

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/11/2017 at 2:30pm
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Back in May, we wrote about a Students for Life group at Fresno State University. They had written some pro-life messages on a campus sidewalk in chalk. A professor approached them and argued they had no right to do so. He even took measures to remove the messages.

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Majority of Americans Agree Colleges Aren’t Teaching Value of Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:30am 11/8/2017 at 10:30am

We have seen hundreds of examples in recent years of free speech being trampled on college campuses. It’s no wonder most people feel this way.

The College Fix reports:

Report: Majority of Americans say colleges aren’t properly teaching ‘the value of free speech’

When it comes to free speech, a majority of Americans think...

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Report: Majority of Americans Reject Political Correctness, Leftist Intolerance of Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/7/2017 at 1:00pm
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Here at LI, we’ve covered the increasing, alarming, and widespread leftist intolerance for free speech in this country.  The radical left has decided and worked diligently to spread the dangerous notion that any ideas they deem offensive or objectionable should not be expressed, and if they are, there is the growing...

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USA Today Op-Ed: My pro-free speech views made me a target at Vassar College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 9:30am 11/5/2017 at 9:30am

I have an Op-Ed today at USA Today on the campaign by student activists at Vassar College to shut down my lecture on “hate speech” and free speech, based on fabricated claims that my appearance posed a danger to student safety.

You can read these two posts for background:

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Protester charges at Palestinian anti-BDS human rights activist Bassem Eid

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:00pm 11/4/2017 at 7:00pm
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Bassem Eid is a Palestinian human rights activist, who argues that the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a sham that harms Palestinians.

Eid is a frequent speaker in the United States, including on college campuses. Eid presents a Palestinian point of view not often heard on campuses, where radical faculty...

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Vassar activists: Free Speech rights invalid “in our white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist society”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:36pm 11/2/2017 at 7:36pm

Healing to Action is the Vassar College student group which organized the incitement against me by making false claims that the campus was in danger by my lecture on “hate speech” and free speech.

The fabricated claims included that I was posting event information on multiple White Nationalist websites in order to...

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Vassar hysteria over my free speech lecture was “like walking into an alternate reality”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00am 11/1/2017 at 7:00am

On Tuesday night, October 31, 2017, I appeared on the Lars Larson radio show to talk about my experience at Vassar College. See these posts for the details:

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UCLA College Republicans Protest Ridiculous Security Fees for Ben Shapiro Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 30, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/30/2017 at 1:30pm

The security fees should be paid by the student protesters who make security necessary.

The College Fix reports:

Bruin Republicans protest ‘unconstitutional security fee hurdles’ ahead of Ben Shapiro speech

The Bruin Republicans are fighting against what they contend is UCLA’s plans to unconstitutionally impose hefty extra security fees on them for an upcoming...

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Actual Malice at Vassar College

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:30pm 10/28/2017 at 8:30pm

I’m still trying to get my mind around the Vassar College campus reaction to my planned lecture on “hate speech” and free speech, which I wrote about in Safe Spaces and Safety Teams at Vassar College for My Lecture on Free Speech.

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff were whipped into a frenzy...

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Prof Injured by Middlebury Mob Tells Congress Free Speech a National Security Issue

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:30am 10/28/2017 at 10:30am
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She would know. The violent mob sent her to the emergency room that night.

The College Fix reports:

Professor injured in Middlebury riot tells Congress free speech is ‘national security’ issue

A Senate committee tasked with preventing the collapse of the Obamacare exchanges took...

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Protesters at UC Santa Cruz: Free Speech Protects Right Wing Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/27/2017 at 1:30pm
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These are the same students who invaded a meeting of the College Republicans last week.

Campus Reform reports:

Protesters: Free speech protects ‘racist violence and bigotry’

The students who were arrested for shouting down a College Republicans meeting l...

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