DEAN OF DIVERSITY, J. B. KIM, SIDED WITH ANTIFA, STOPPED SOMMERS’ SPEECH
The day after Rose City Antifa used acid, eggs and balloons full of urine to prevent free speech at the March4Trump Rally in Salem Oregon, they showed up at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon to prevent a scholar from speaking. They claimed speech equates to violence.
There are two kinds of Antifa Thugs: The masked kind that riot in the streets with baseball bats, knives, brass knuckles, balloons full of urine & acid, and the kind who pretend to be educated while screaming & hollering to keep others from speaking.
Rose City Antifa has both kinds. When they discovered that Christine Hoff Sommers was scheduled to give a speech at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, they called out their “educated” thugs on campus to keep her from speaking. Dean J. B. Kim, Dean of Diversity, sided with Antifa.
Following the law school riot, Christina Hoff Sommers tweeted:
“Diversity Dean at Lewis & Clark was present. She approached podium in middle of my talk & asked me to wrap up my speech & take questions. I was never able to develop my argument. Shouldn’t the dean have insisted protesters allow me to finish, rather than cut speech short?”
STUDENT GROUP INVITED SOMMERS
The Federalist Society had invited American Enterprise Institute Scholar Christine Hoff Sommers to speak to their fellow law school students on March 5th. When Antifa found out about the invitation, they issued their call to arms claiming her invitation was “an act of aggression and violence towards members of our community who experience racial and gendered oppression.”
“We call on the Federalist Society to rescind their invitation to have Christina Sommers speak on campus,” the statement reads. “Free speech is certainly and (sic) important tenant to a free, healthy society, but that freedom stops when it has a negative and violent impact on other individuals.”
[This letter was probably read and approved by dozens of people but no one noticed the TWO typos? They know how to express their hatred for others, but don’t know the difference between “and” and “an,” and they are would-be lawyers who don’t know the difference between “tenant” and “tenet?” Sad commentary on how America’s education system has failed so many younger people.]
CHRISTINE HOFF SOMMERS IS A SCHOLAR AND WRITER
In their statement the Federalist Society stated “We wish to strongly oppose the labeling of our guest Christina Hoff Sommers as a ‘known fascist,’” the Federalist Society said in a statement. “She has stood in support of free expression, individuality, and against the oppressive cloak that extreme collectivists are known all too well to wear. Moreover, we hope that such a misapplied label is only a rash mistake, and not a deliberate attempt to justify shutting down the pursuit of free and rational discourse by any means possible.”
The Federalist Society released a statement correcting the law students, noting that Hoff Sommers’ work actually is in support of women and sexual assault survivors, and of those who are oppressed because of their race or ethnicity.
“We will not subscribe to the belief that we must tamp down on speech due to discomfort,” it adds. “It is crucial to our school, our profession, our culture, and our nation to engage in difficult dialogue.”
LIBERALISM HAS DESTROYED HIGHER EDUCATION: DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT NOT ALLOWED
Most public school districts begin Liberal indoctrination of students in grade school, and it continues through high school graduation. This is one reason so many Americans under age 40 do not respect Freedom of Speech. They allow you to talk so long as you agree with them.
College campuses are no longer bastions of higher learning. Professors indoctrinate students with their political agendas. They have long silenced conservative students with their attempts to suppress free speech. By the time students reach law school they are full of hatred for anyone who has ideas contrary to theirs.
IN LIBERAL FANTASYLAND SPEECH EQUATES VIOLENCE
The violence and aggression Antifa students are talking about here is speech. In their demand letter they said “Free speech is certainly an important tenet to a free, healthy society, but that freedom stops when it has a negative and violent impact on other individuals. There is no debate here.” Violence? The only violence at these events is committed by Antifa. Here is Antifa’s letter:
Antifa’s announced plan was to show up with signs in opposition to Sommers, which would have been fine if they had sat quietly and given her a chance to talk. But as expected, they tried to take over the room and shout down her speech.
As Sommers started her talk, the leader of the protest group rushed to the front of the classroom, next to Sommers, shouting a prepared speech, dutifully chanted by her fellow protesters, about denying a platform to male supremacy. The leader wore a jacket that reads “Stay Woke” on the back, whatever that means.
A few minutes into her speech, students interrupted and then demanded Sommers answer questions. Then they started singing to prevent Sommers from speaking: “Which side are you on?” Then they tried playing music over some device. A student “of color” told the screamers to wait until the end of Sommers’ speech to ask questions. He was ignored.
Protesters could be heard chanting outside the room as well. Sommers called the protesters “a few confused campus groups” in a thank you to the Federalist Society.
A minority of students believe their dislike of a speaker should prevent everyone else from getting a chance to listen or engage that person’s ideas. Inevitably, the further Left the student is, the more likely he or she is to believe speech is the equivalent of violence and therefore must be stopped before it happens.
In these campus incidents, most students want to listen to the speaker and ask questions at the appropriate time. A small cabal of illiberal haters are resolutely opposed to any speech that offends them, on grounds that said speech is itself a form of violence against weak-minded Snowflakes.
SOMMERS WAS GRACIOUS AS DEAN OF DIVERSITY SHUT HER DOWN
Sommers was able to partly deliver her remarks, but she so incensed the crowd that a Dean of Diversity, J. B. Kim, approached the podium and asked her to quickly wrap things up and progress to Q and A. Dean of Diversity? What, oh, what is that? What are her duties? To keep white students in line? To ferret out Conservatives on campus to be sure they keep their mouths shut? This is a private law school and tuition is high. Why should any student pay good money to be insulted and figuratively slapped down?
Diane L. Gruber
Lewis & Clark Law School Graduate
- The “educated” Antifa members are hiding behind the cloak of law school organizations called: Women’s Law Caucus, Portland National Lawyers Guild, Jewish Law Society, Minority Law Student Association, Immigration Student Group, Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter, Outlaw, Black Law Student Society, and the Latino Law Society. They all signed a letter protesting free speech.