According to Sociology Professor, Dr. Shu-Ju Ada Cheng, at DePaul University, an institution of higher learning is no place for free speech. It is not a place for intellectual objectivity or positional neutrality, as they are “shameful and embarrassing” and any university that practices free speech “supports a racist society.”
Milo Yiannopoulo, Breitbart’s tech editor, was forced to cut his event at DePaul University short Tuesday night “after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face.”
Following the disruption of Milo’s event, University President issued a lukewarm statement, slamming Yiannopoulos’ political views but apologizing to the College Republicans, who hosted the speaker, for the disruption to their event caused by threats of violence and protests. It appears this apology is what has upset Dr. Cheng.
Chengs’ resignation letter demonstrates why we have a generation of cowards, afraid to engage ideas and speech that are different than those that have been foisted upon them. The thought police at the university have brainwashed students and created an army of non-thinkers, who are fearful ideas that are not spoon fed to them in the liberal college courses, but are willing to use violence to snuff out ideas they deem as hateful.
Universities, like all institutions, are not neutral platforms. Universities are embodied institutions predicated upon social inequalities and dominant ideologies, privileging the participation and access of certain groups. In time of political crisis, universities have the responsibility to take a moral stand. To believe that universities are simply neutral platforms for “equal” exchanges of ideas, the so-called free speech rooted in the market ideology, is delusional and that positional objectivity ends up reinforcing the exact inequalities and dominant ideologies upon which this institution is built. It is a hypocrisy to believe that one can promote diversity without tackling the racism that underlines all educational institutions. The incidents that took place during these past two days are just symptoms of the historical institutional racism embedded in this institution. The long history of exiting faculty of color is a longstanding indication.
Wake up America and stop paying these liberal hacks to teach your kids! Their minds are a terrible thing to waste!