Heather Mac Donald on free speech and college campuses


College campuses are supposed to be beacons of free speech and expression, but these days it seems students are all about censoring ideas they don't want to hear.

We saw the chaos that erupted when Milo Yiannopoulos tried speaking at UC Berkeley, it was insane! Is the next generation really that sensitive and angry?

Writer Heather Mac Donald experienced the silencing on college campuses first hand, when her speech was shut down at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont:

"I was the target of such silencing tactics two days in a row last week, the more serious incident at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, and a less virulent one at UCLA.

The Rose Institute for State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna had invited me to meet with students and to give a talk about my book, The War on Cops, on April 6. Several calls went out on Facebook to “shut down” this “notorious white supremacist fascist Heather Mac Donald.” A Facebook post from “we, students of color at the Claremont Colleges” announced grandiosely that “as a community, we CANNOT and WILL NOT allow fascism to have a platform..."

Click here to continue reading what happened.

Listen to our interview with Heather from this afternoon:

Steven Glick is a senior at Pomona College and is the editor of the Claremont Independent. He was in the middle of the chaos surrounding Heather Mac Donald's speech.  Click here to read his piece about what happened, and listen to his interview from today's show:


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