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.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about corrosive liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Friday, May 20, 2016

Whatever happened to free speech in America as the "marketplace of ideas"?

What time does the book-burning take place?

When the ‘marketplace of ideas’ becomes a dangerous place for free speech   . . . [Ben] Shapiro was scheduled to give a presentation entitled “When Diversity Becomes a Problem” at CSU-LA on Feb. 25, as part of a free speech event organized by YAF. University officials first attempted to shut down the event. When those efforts failed, professors helped incite a mob of protesters to block entry to the venue.

Forgotten Victims in The Bathroom Privacy Battle   "For those millions of women and girls who have been victims of sexual assault and abuse, being confronted by a man in the restroom or locker room is a real trauma trigger. Recent moves by the Obama Administration seem designed to make them silent victims once more."

Muslim students disrupt pro-Israel event at UCI  "An event held by a Jewish student group at the University of California, Irvine was disrupted Wednesday night by a crowd of Muslim students chanting anti-Semitic and anti-police slogans.

College reverses decision, rehires famed Delta Force hero  . . . "
The LGBT activists had wanted Hampden-Sydney to fire Boykin over a joke he made to a gathering of conservatives. They accused him of advocating for violence against gays and transgender people.
“ 'The first man who goes into the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery,” Boykin told the crowd." . . .
My conservative page got blocked by Facebook
. . . "And I’ve lost count of the number of fellow conservative writers whose pages have been blocked, banned or censored.
"So I wasn’t all that surprised when a group of former Facebook workers told the tech news website Gizmodo that they put a liberal spin on “Trending Topics” – and routinely censored conservative news.
"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg strongly denied the allegations.
“ 'Facebook stands for giving everyone a voice,” he wrote in a Facebook posting. “We believe the world is better when people from different backgrounds and with different ideas all have the power to share their thoughts and experiences. That’s what makes social media unique.' ”. . .
Professor Run Out of Classroom for Offending Students Will Lose Job  . . . " Last fall, members of Quenette's class asked to discuss the racial tensions on campus. Quenette made the mistake of confessing her own blind spots, and used imperfect language when she did so. She said, "It's not like I see nigger spray-painted on walls," according to her students. She also denied that racism was the sole explanation for some black KU students falling behind in their studies. 
"Quenette's statements weren't malicious, and she didn't use the n-word as a slur. Moreover, she's a professor of communications, and the classroom was an appropriate place to have a conversation about these issues—even if the conversation bothered some people. 
"But her students didn't see it that way, and published a letter calling on KU to fire her. A lengthy investigation ensued: months later, the university determined that Quenette had broken no policies. 
"Even so, her career at KU will soon be at an end. " . . .

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