Is Cal State University LA, a State Sponsor of Fascist Intolerance of Free Speech?
“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. Such an event will better represent our university’s dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”
At Cal State LA, President's Covino's dedication "to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints", is apparently inclusive of the various usage of "Sex Toys (without counter viewpoints of those espousing Abstinence before Marriage)" ......., but that was before concern (and tuition, along with student fees-paying) parents went to the local media regarding the Student Body Fees-financed event, prompting its just cancellation.
Another aspect, and potentially a litigious one, worth noting regarding President Covino's actions, is the use of mandatory Student Fees to promote exclusively, a one-sided political viewpoint to the CSULA Student Body.
As the main Website for YAF noted, the University sponsored (via usage of funds) various Leftist-themed lectures over recent times and judging from the content, we ponder if President Covino would of approved of using Student Fees, if Shapiro was espousing a "Jews with Hamas" premise in his speech?
• Dr. Cornel West addressed “Post Racialism”• Alia al-Saji spoke on "Cultural Racism: Muslim Veiling, Embodiment, and the Nature of Culture”• Kimberlé Crenshaw addressed "Racing to Post Racialism: Critical Race Theory, Constitutional Law, and Sustaining Communities"• Serene Khader lectured on the topic, "Do Muslim Women Really Need Freedom?"• Angela Davis and Tim Wise will address in a video lecture “Exploring Whiteness” this Wednesday
Using the analogy of Union Dues being forced upon employees with a contrary political point of view, tuition-paying parents and students could make a litigious argument that their mandatory fees are not being evenly spent on presenting lectures with opposite viewpoints. Thus, YAF is correct in moving forward with the Shapiro appearance ........, and in seeking legal redress if University Officials interfere.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14.