Some say the much-anticipated Masterpiece Cakeshop case is about religious freedom. But Professor @RandyEBarnett says “compelled speech” may take the cake at #SCOTUS arguments. #Legalese #MasterpieceCakeshop pic.twitter.com/5RLIrGwOBH
— Georgetown Law (@GeorgetownLaw) December 4, 2017
A few days ago, Canadian author and English professor Ira Wells published an essay expressing concern about popular Canadian psychology professor and social critic Jordan B. Peterson. The essay was written in the wake of an incident at Canadian university Wilfred Laurier, where a teaching assistant was reprimanded for playing a short clip of a televised Peterson debate over the compelled use of gender pronouns. (I analysed the incident in Quillette last week.)
Regrettably, Wells’s essay is littered with inaccuracies and casual insults, accompanied by a moralistic undertone that is sure to turn off Peterson’s supporters, and perhaps even neutral observers.
The video, which appears to have been taken from a backstage vlog uploaded by Karlie Kloss, was posted on Twitter on Wednesday and shows a number of models singing along to “Bodak Yellow” by Florida-based rapper Cardi B.
This is sharia in the West. Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen has been arrested over a speech she made in Belfast addressing the jihad threat and teachings calling for holy war. Whether you agree with Jayda Fransen is of no import. Her right to say it is everything. It is the foundation of a free society. Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced. Putting up with being offended is essential in a pluralistic society in which people differ on basic truths. If a group will not bear being offended without resorting to violence, that group will rule unopposed while everyone else lives in fear, while other groups curtail their activities to appease the violent group. This results in the violent group being able to tyrannize the others.
Evergreen State College is now firmly embedded in people’s minds. Why? Because the crybully students there were so incensed at a professor’s opinion that they had to shut down classes. The incident is a prime example of what the alt-left would make the entire United States look like if given the opportunity.
The following address was given at UCLA by former UCLA professor and lawyer Keith Fink who achieved great popularity on campus for lecturing on the importance of free speech. Fink was recently fired as a result of a vindictive leftist administrator, UCLA’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Jerry Kang. The campus chapter of Young Americans for Freedom invited Fink back to campus to deliver this talk. It has been lightly edited for readability.
“We didn’t descend to Berkeley-level depravity. Not quite.”
Following backlash over news Frederick Paul Fromm would be holding a conference at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites tonight, the hotel was to issue a statement saying they’ve cancelled the notorious Canadian white nationalist’s room.
Stanford student Andrew Quirk disguises his fascism as a concern for the safety of Muslims, who are, in reality, not in the least endangered by the prospect of my presence, or by my talk, or by the aftermath of my event. But I will, because of the reckless defamation of Andrew Quirk and other Stanford fascists, be coming to Stanford with a security team.
Creating a website to inform students which college courses are “post-modern neo-Marxist” brainwashing is “morally wrong” and amounts to “harassment,” at least according professors at the University of Toronto.
Is Jordan Peterson becoming too big of a problem for Canada’s largest university to ignore?
The following column was written by Robert Jackson and it sums up the hypocrisy of the NFL perfectly.
It follows that a solid majority (59%) of Americans think people should be allowed to express unpopular opinions in public, even those deeply offensive to others. On the other hand, 40% think government should prevent hate speech. Despite this, the survey also found Americans willing to censor, regulate, or punish a wide variety of speech and expression they personally find offensive.
Education Week reports that eight members wrote a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos* Wednesday asking her to “outline its plan to address the rise of discrimination and harassment in our schools” that they blame on her boss, President Donald Trump.