“We are not intimidated and we will not back down, we are going to fight this and we are going to win.”
In yet another example of Western academics squashing freedom of speech, UC Irvine told student Republicans that they are suspended for an entire year. Their crime? They informed the administration of their plans to schedule a second event on campus with Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos. It is the culmination of series of dirty tricks that the University of California have played on the Republican students.
The Universities academics and administrators have shown no respect whatsoever for a free marketplace of ideas. Like the two New Zealand academics and their health trougher mate who are currently trying to intimidate us here at Whaleoil, they only want one view allowed in the marketplace, theirs.
Nearly a month after their initial event with Milo, entitled “Social Justice is Cancer,” the College Republicans were asked to attend a debriefing with the Director of Student Life & Leadership, Darlene Esparza, and Associate Dean of Students, Sherwynn Umali, to discuss the planning process of the event. During the meeting, College Republican President Ariana Rowlands raised the possibility of Milo’s return to campus.Just four hours after the meeting, a UCI administrator sent the group an email to inform them they had suspended the club for an entire year.
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