Identity Politics Closes Down Another Address At Yet Another US University

Wouldn’t it just be better that nobody turned up and the politician spoke to an empty room rather than making a song and dance thus highlighting ugly ideas further.

I know i’m on my soapbox but does this current generation of students think about anything other than themselves.

If they want to protest a right wing US politician here’s just a few subjects they could broach and I’m just talking about this week !

The fact that the world’s corals are dying
The EPA has been destroyed
Plastics pollution
Mining on public lands
The lack of any cogent mental health policy and especially amongst America’s poor
Gun control

This list is endless but instead… me me me….

Ok I’m now off my soapbox..

The Washington Post reports…

After dozens of protesters filed into [a Texas Southern University law school] event featuring [Texas state legislator] Briscoe Cain, they wouldn’t allow Rep. Cain to speak, claiming he has ties to the Alt-Right and is anti-LGBT.

Rep. Cain was invited to the Thurgood Marshall School of Law by the Federalist Society to talk to the students about the recent legislative special session. Instead, the event was shut down before it even started.

“No hate anywhere, you don’t get a platform here!” protesters yelled inside the room….

Protesters said Rep. Cain has ties to the Alt-Right, and is against the LGBT community, filing an amendment that denied funds for sexual reassignment surgery for inmates.

“Eventually, the protesters were removed,” but then Cain was almost immediately stopped by TSU President Austin Lane.

Lane announced organizers did not take appropriate measures to schedule the speech.

“What you’re seeing today is an unapproved event,” Dr. Lane said.

The student Federalist Society leader (Daniel Caldwell) said that all the proper procedures were followed; Cain released this statement:

Today I attended an event scheduled by the TSU chapter of the Federalist Society a few months ago. I was greeted by campus officials, given a guest parking voucher, and brought into a room in which the administration had specifically requested the talk occur. Then Black Lives Matter came in and bullied the administration into ending the event. It’s a sad day for universities across Texas whenever speech and a variety of views are prevented from being presented due to bullies.