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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:00

Pomona College Students Demand ‘Action’ Against Conservative Journalists

Written by  Aleister

Declare that truth is ‘white supremacy’ and Heather Mac Donald is a fascist.

After Heather Mac Donald was recently shut down by a mob of students who support Black Lives Matter at Claremont McKenna, the president of Pomona College, which is part of the consortium of Claremont colleges, defended her and the importance of free speech.

That didn’t sit well with some students.

The Claremont Independent reports:

Students Demand Administrators ‘Take Action’ Against Conservative Journalists

In an open letter to outgoing Pomona College President David Oxtoby, a group of students from the Claremont Colleges assail the president for affirming Pomona’s commitment to free speech and demand that all five colleges “take action” against the conservative journalists on the staff of the Claremont Independent.

The letter, written by three self-identified Black students at Pomona College, is a response to an April 7 email from President Oxtoby in which he reiterated the college’s commitment to “the exercise of free speech and academic freedom” in the aftermath of protests that shut down a scheduled appearance by an invited speaker, scholar and Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald, on April 6.

“Protest has a legitimate and celebrated place on college campuses,” Oxtoby wrote. “What we cannot support is the act of preventing others from engaging with an invited speaker.

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Hooray! Another administrator stands up for free speech! It is too bad that President Oxtoby is outgoing -
Colleges need more presidents and administrator with Spine to stand up for free speech for Everyone!
He emphasized the protests were fine but denying speech was not. The three BLM students should each receive a copy of the Constitution and have it explained to them if they are still confused!

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Judy Written by Judy
April 20, 2017
'Bout danged time.


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