DePaul University has reportedly banned conservative Ben Shapiro from speaking at a campus event. John Minister, Vice Chairman of the DePaul’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter, revealed the university’s decision in an article for the Daily Wire on Monday.
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“Given the experiences and security concerns that some other schools have had with Ben Shapiro speaking on their campuses, DePaul cannot agree to allow him to speak on our campus at this time,” the university’s vice president of facilities operations reportedly told YAF’s executive board last week.
This isn’t the first time Shapiro has been banned from speaking on a university campus, nor is he the only conservative pundit who has been prohibited from speaking at a college lately. Milo Yiannopoulos has been banned from countless college campuses in recent months.
Across the country, freedom of speech is being thrown out in favor of “safe spaces” and political correctness.
“It’s both pathetic and predictable that the University is happy to grant a veto on speakers to snowflake leftists so long as the leftists threaten violence,” Shapiro told Minister. “This is how free speech dies: when people in power cave to the bullies rather than standing up for basic rights.”
The Young Americans for Freedom echoed those sentiments. “If DePaul cannot trust its delicate liberal snowflake students and administrators to allow Ben to speak his mind safely and freely, it has utterly failed in its mission to ‘[foster] a community that welcomes open discourse.’ Make no mistake, any security concerns we face on campuses are 100 percent incited by the censorious, intolerant Left.”