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Feb 23 2016

Ben Shapiro Excluded in the Name of Inclusivity, Imposing Homogeneity in the Name of Diversity

Again we see that in upside-down land, “inclusive” means exclusive and “diversity” means ideologically homogenous, as the educratic thought police come down hard to silence esteemed countermoonbat Ben Shapiro:

Just three short days before conservative author Ben Shapiro was set to deliver a speech on diversity at California State University, Los Angeles, the school’s president canned the lecture, saying the university needed to organize a more “inclusive” event.

The lecture, titled “When Diversity Becomes a Problem,” was scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, and was going to focus on trigger warnings and microaggressions.

Shapiro’s appearance had been approved twice by the student budget board.

“After careful consideration, I have decided that it will be best for our campus community if we reschedule Ben Shapiro’s appearance for a later date, so that we can arrange for him to appear as part of a group of speakers with differing viewpoints on diversity,” CSULA President William Covino wrote in an email to the college’s Young America’s Foundation (YAF) chapter, who was hosting the event.

Covino went on to write that a diverse panel of speakers would “better represent” the university’s “dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”

That is, if a speaker does not conform to ideological orthodoxy, he may only be heard as part of a panel that would dilute or better still drown out his message.

The supposed need for ideological counterbalance is not used to silence leftist speakers:

In the past, CSULA has hosted Dr. Cornel West, who addressed “Post Racialism,” among others. And on Wednesday, Angela Davis and Tim Wise will deliver a lecture titled “Exploring Whiteness.”

As Shapiro observes,

“I pay taxes in the state of California; I’m paying for these whiny children to be indoctrinated by radical leftists. For CSULA to pretend that they’re trying to provide balance isn’t just stupid, it’s insultingly stupid.”

Shapiro went on to describe the university’s administrators as “jackbooted thugs,” promising to show up Thursday regardless of the cancellation.

In fairness, we should note the following:

CSULA students have reportedly said [that allowing Shapiro to be heard] poses a “threat to their lives” and is “damaging to their mental health.”

Certainly we don’t want parents to have to pay even more for psychiatric counseling for their special snowflakes.

On a tip from Varla.




20 Responses to “Ben Shapiro Excluded in the Name of Inclusivity, Imposing Homogeneity in the Name of Diversity”

  1. Artfuldgr says:

    the pattern is clear:

    invite or accept them to speak…
    this takes up their schedule time
    then wait till the last second to deny them the speech
    its too late to give their speech someplace else

    conservative neutralized…

  2. Artfuldgr says:

    the pattern is clear:

    invite or accept them to speak…
    this takes up their schedule time
    then wait till the last second to deny them the speech
    its too late to give their speech someplace else

    conservative neutralized…

  3. 762x51 says:

    They probably cancelled Shapiro so they will have more time for goose-stepping practice. The May Day Giant Missile Parade is coming up after all.

  4. 762x51 says:

    They probably cancelled Shapiro so they will have more time for goose-stepping practice. The May Day Giant Missile Parade is coming up after all.

  5. Foxwater says:

    This can’t come as any surprise. It’s a California public university, for starters. Couple that with the fact that liberals never want to have any opinion other than theirs to be presented, especially when those opposing opinions have those pesky things called facts.

  6. Foxwater says:

    This can’t come as any surprise. It’s a California public university, for starters. Couple that with the fact that liberals never want to have any opinion other than theirs to be presented, especially when those opposing opinions have those pesky things called facts.

  7. 20thCenturyVole says:

    Don’t sweat it, CSU is where the people too dumb to get into UC go.

  8. Kevin R. says:

    They aren’t universities anymore, they are monoversities.

  9. 20thCenturyVole says:

    Don’t sweat it, CSU is where the people too dumb to get into UC go.

  10. Kevin R. says:

    They aren’t universities anymore, they are monoversities.

  11. Chocolate&Cheese says:

    They would rub you with aromatic oils and sew you into a sack and toss you into an animal pit if they thought they could get away with it Ben.

  12. kazzer66 says:

    What could be more diverse than a conservative Jew?

    Shapiro should bring lots of Pampers, pacifiers, and Teddy bears. Maybe a See & Say, so the students can see the cow go moo (trigger warning required).

  13. kazzer66 says:

    What could be more diverse than a conservative Jew?

    Shapiro should bring lots of Pampers, pacifiers, and Teddy bears. Maybe a See & Say, so the students can see the cow go moo (trigger warning required).

  14. AlanOne7 says:

    How’s this?

  15. AlanOne7 says:

    How’s this?

  16. AlanOne7 says:

    Or, “When telling the truth is forbidden, you are ruled by liars.”

  17. AlanOne7 says:

    Or, “When telling the truth is forbidden, you are ruled by liars.”

  18. chuck_in_st_paul says:

    “damaging to their mental health.”
    too late, the profs already did all the damage possible

  19. chuck_in_st_paul says:

    “damaging to their mental health.”
    too late, the profs already did all the damage possible

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