That’s how it works, right?
In March, the Rutgers student government voted 25-17 in favor of the decision to invite former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at the university’s commencement ceremony. But after a small group of faculty and students shrieked “war criminal” for weeks, Rice canceled her speech and said she was “simply unwilling to detract from [the ceremony] in any way.”
The protests appear to have been driven largely by a speech-stomping squad of intolerant faculty members. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union celebrated its “huge win” today:
Student and faculty supporters joined the dance of victory when they learned they would not suffer the untenable burden of listening to Rice speak.
Tweets from Rutgers Students for Justice in Palestine:
Count this Twitter user out of the victory parade. He says he’s scheduled to graduate from Rutgers this year and is “so pissed” at the #NoRice mob he’s ready to “scream.”