Universities claim to be the most tolerant yet are the most intolerant of all. This is unacceptable. Fight back! –> http://t.co/SXg0l9XT9A
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 6, 2013
Recently, the student government at North Carolina Chapel Hill voted to refuse funding to conservative groups on campus who were hoping to bring media all star Katie Pavlich and brilliant filmmaker Ann McElhinney (FrackNation) to their campus.
Despite their enthusiasm for these speakers, the conservative groups requesting the funds were denied. The student government concluded:
Conservative female investigative reporters Katie Pavlich and Ann McElhinney are unimpressive nonacademics whose speaking honorariums are too high and credentials too unremarkable to pay to have them give talks at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill this fall, members of the school’s student government have agreed. [MORE]
Who did the student government decide to fund?
On the same night, UNC student government representatives tapped the anarchist group “UNControllables” to receive $4,000 to fly in a social justice crusader/academic from South America to speak on campus, and the feminists group Siren Womyn Empowerment Magazine was allocated $5,100. [MORE]
In the end, the students relented and granted conservatives $3000. Far short of the total needed. (For those keeping score that’s $1000 less than they gave the ANARCHISTS!)
This morning a Kickstarter page was launched to raise the remaining sum required to fund the expenses. They asked for $6000.00. That money was raised in just 3 hours!
We reached our goal in just a few hours. That’s amazing and humbling. Thank you for standing up to intolerance on campus.
It’s great to see that the American public appreciates diversity of opinion even if universities don’t.
You’re helping us send a clear message not just to UNC, but to the entire university system: censorship and discrimination are unacceptable.
Brilliant! Twitchy is all over this too…