The DePaul University chapter of YAF (Young Americans for Freedom) was preparing to have conservative author and activist Ben Shapiro visit the campus for a talk but the administration said no and banned Shapiro from campus.
University Bans Conservative Pundit Ben Shapiro From Speaking on Campus
DePaul University recently informed a campus group that conservative pundit Ben Shapiro would not be permitted to speak on campus.
The vice president of DePaul’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter John Minster announced the decision in a blog post for Shapiro’s Daily Wire Monday. “Given the experiences and security concerns that some other schools have had with Ben Shapiro speaking on their campuses, DePaul cannot agree to allow him to speak on our campus at this time,” the university’s Vice President of Facilities Operations told YAF in an email.
Both Shapiro and YAF hit back in statements provided to Minster. “It’s both pathetic and predictable that the University is happy to grant a veto on speakers to snowflake leftists so long as the leftists threaten violence,” Shapiro said. “This is how free speech dies: when people in power cave to the bullies rather than standing up for basic rights.”
“If DePaul cannot trust its delicate liberal snowflake students and administrators to allow Ben to speak his mind safely and freely, it has utterly failed in its mission to ‘[foster] a community that welcomes open discourse.’ Make no mistake, any security concerns we face on campuses are 100 percent incited by the censorious, intolerant Left,” Young Americans for Freedom said.
The school has already banned Milo Yiannopoulos.
This sort of thing never happens with left wing speakers on college campuses.
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