Many conservatives feel like they have been subjected to a different standard of scrutiny and review than their more liberal counterparts — and the actions of one university seems to prove them right.
Recently, the University of Connecticut recently invited Linda Sarsour to speak on their campus. Sarsour is well-known for organizing various Women’s marches, and has been promoting Sharia Law. While everyone seeks to promote diversity, the University of Connecticut recently restricted access to a speech by well-known conservative writer Ben Shapiro.
At that speech, Shapiro appropriately praised the security and law enforcement personnel for minimizing the disruptions during his speech. He also told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that many people were turned away from his speech.
In an interview with Fox and Friends, University of Connecticut College Republicans member Max Turgeon stated that the invitation extended to Sarsour did not undergo the same review process Shapiro did. Sarsour, who is well-known for her anti-Israel rhetoric, was invited to speak on campus by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. This office described her as a civil rights advocate.
When asked, Turgeon said that he couldn’t remember the last time the school invited a conservative speaker to campus. The begs the question: does the University of Connecticut have a double standard when it comes to speakers? Does the perceived political affiliation of the speaker play a role?
Watch the video below and decide for yourself.
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