Duke University columnist says free speech is an “expression of white supremacy.”
Bennet Capenter published a ridiculous article on 1/19 entitled “Free Speech, Black Lives and White Fragility” in which Carpenter states that the first amendment has stifled an “urgent” and “overdue” conversation on racism on college campuses across the country.
“I am thinking about how an urgent and overdue conversation about racism—on our campus and across our country — has been derailed by a diversionary and duplicitous obsession with the First Amendment,” writes Bennett Carpenter, a graduate student in the literature department, for The Duke Chronicle newspaper. “I am thinking about how quickly the conversation has shifted from white supremacy to white fragility — and how this shift is itself an expression of white supremacy.” Source
Carpenter asserted that “offensive” speech is equally comparable to physical acts of violence. Seriously. That’s not a joke.
“Within the context of white supremacy, any distinction between a defaced poster, a racist pamphlet and legal or extralegal murder can be only of degree,” Carpenter writes. Source
The author also said that social justice activists haven’t circumvented the first amendment despite overwhelming avidence that suggests otherwise.
According to Carpenter, the solution to this mythical issue is to use authoritarian tactics such as “shouting down” anyone who expresses a contrarian opinion or anyone who engages in “hate speech.”
Evidently, Carpenter left it up to the reader to figure out if “hate speech” means using the word “American,” “obese,” “normal,” “he,” “she”, “mothering,” or “fathering,” all words that have been classified as “offensive” by social justice warriors. The article also doesn’t clarify whether culturally appropriative Halloween costumes or racist cafeteria food count as hateful speech worthy of government censorship.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what college campuses have devolved into – politically correct mental asylums designed to indoctrinate young people into the cult known as modern-day liberalism.