Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

DePaul University Blacklists Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens

Posted by M. C. on October 11, 2018

It won’t be long before you can’t say anything about anything.

Your tax dollars are paying for this. Beyond pathetic.

DePaul’s safe room must be overflowing.

by Alana Mastrangelo

DePaul University has blacklisted Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens from speaking on the university’s campus, denying conservative students the same experiences afforded to their liberal counterparts.

Kirk and Owens were scheduled to speak at DePaul University on October 16, 2018, as part of Turning Point USA’s (TPUSA) 12-stop Campus Clash tour, which kicked off Wednesday at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

The event was canceled by DePaul University’s Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Rico Tyler, after he cited concerns of “violent language” and “identified populations being singled out in a demeaning fashion,” as first reported in the Illinois Review, which covers local Chicago and Illinois political news.

“At this point it’s clear, we’ve been blocked from campus simply because we’re conservative,” said Kirk, “DePaul’s plan was to delay, delay, delay, and then claim there was no longer ‘enough time.’ We will not let them get away with this deception. They never intended to let us speak and they used every bureaucratic tactic in the book to restrict our speech.”…

This isn’t the university’s first attempt in subverting a TPUSA event.

In May 2017, DePaul University banned TPUSA’s “Gay Lives Matter” posters, stating that they “pit two marginalized groups against each other,” referring to gays and Muslims. The posters were multipurpose, serving to raise awareness, as well as advertise for the group’s event “Dictatorships and Radical Islam: The Enemies of LGBTQ Rights” which featured journalist Jamie Kirchick as the event speaker.

One month later, the university censored discussion on misogyny and abuse in Islamic culture by banning TPUSA from advertising for their “Honor Diaries” film screening. Afterward, the screening included a Q&A session with Raheel Raza, the film’s creator, and Benjamin Bull from the Alliance Defending Freedom…

Be seeing you

safe space


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