Dartmouth Faculty And Students Demand University Take Action Against Conservative Student Newspaper
In the eyes of many of those on the political Left, any speech that dares to question or contradict their ideology is problematic and considered to be hate speech. Such speech, as their logic continues, has no place in a civilized society and, more specifically, on a college campus.
This was demonstrated at Dartmouth College when an open letter, signed by more than 1,000 students, alumni, and faculty members, called for the elimination of the university’s only Conservative newspaper The Dartmouth Review.
According to the letter, a copy of which was provided by Campus Reform, the paper was accused of ‘publishing divisive articles, engagement in anti-LGBTQ bullying, antisemitic statements, harassment of Black professors, and repeated offenses against indigenous students.’
While all of that sounds terrible, The Dartmouth Review issued a response article that ripped apart these arguments in a spectacular fashion. Of particular note is their explanation that the paper is independently funded with a head office located off-campus. The Review works independently from the school and can therefore publish stories without any fear of reprisal from any woke administration members.
One of the more beautiful things in the Left’s efforts to be the arbiters of what free speech is acceptable and what free speech is not is watching as one of their targets rejects their accusations of bigotry and racism.
Some people, like Drew Brees, learn the hard way that apologizing to the outrage mob is a good way of losing friends on every side. Sometimes, you just need to grow a backbone and stand up to those who are trying to stifle free speech in America in the name of social justice.
In any case, the Review has made it clear that they will not be intimidated with baseless accusations of bigotry and racism to go away. As a final point to the Review’s pièce de résistance, the names of the faculty members who signed this open letter were published at the bottom of the response.
Further Reading: Campus Reform