Ben Shapiro is scheduled to give a lecture at the University of Connecticut January 24, and Spencer Brown of Young America’s Foundation has evidence that the university is clearly opposed to bringing a conservative speaker like Shapiro to campus.
If you need more proof of UConn’s clear opposition to conservative ideas and @benshapiro, look no further than the words of the University of Connecticut’s own “Chief Diversity Officer” Joelle Murchison in an email to students ahead of Shapiro’s lecture. https://t.co/7abRLq9Np8 pic.twitter.com/CTWoruO98L
— YAF (@yaf) January 22, 2018
That’s the university’s Chief Diversity Officer emailing students to encourage them to “please utilize the many campus resources available to you should you want to talk through your feelings” regarding Shapiro’s presence on campus, as his views “can be concerning and even hurtful.”
Note that students can talk through their feelings of concern and hurt before Shapiro even arrives on campus and utters a single word.
The idea that a college student would need to “talk through” their feelings because a speaker is coming, is seriously sad! https://t.co/csnJvraVG0
— Jeremy Reed (@Jtreed08) January 22, 2018
“Talk through your feelings” that’s all you need to know about the left
— Alan Davis (@AlanD113) January 22, 2018
— Texan (@TheTexasPacker) January 22, 2018
The fact that they have resources available for "adults" because some one has a different point of view then them is disturbing and pathetic. #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder
— Josh Sarcino (@sarcino_josh) January 22, 2018
Have they brought in the therapy llamas yet?
— Cathleen Stallings (@Stat_Woman) January 22, 2018
Wow, people are so soft https://t.co/4wjEP9DaGR
— Ready for Cards Season! (@jmoney3485) January 22, 2018
— Harlan Epstein (@laserbiz) January 22, 2018
OK seriously? This is what it's coming to on college campuses? Just the thought of an opposing viewpoint offends someone? The horror. I went to the most liberal institution in Texas and heard/saw all kinds of things I disagreed with but I didn't go rock and sob in a corner… https://t.co/HpKn2vb5l4
— Christopher (@cjbrown22) January 22, 2018
The comment "the views that Mr. Shapiro expresses can be concerning and even hurtful" is just bs. What has @benshapiro ever said or done that is hurtful to anyone?
— Helen Krause (@h__krause) January 22, 2018
Well, his pinned tweet reads, “Facts don’t care about your feelings.” That’s pretty unfeeling.
This the definition of bigotry. Look it up. https://t.co/yPp1M4mlSv
— Tyler Richton Geiger (@geigstain) January 22, 2018