[Ed. – It makes no difference what the topic is or how it will be addressed. If the speaker is conservative, whoever chooses to host him is guilty of hate speech.]
Conservative students at Vassar College have been publicly accused of supporting “hate speech” after hosting a lecture featuring Cornell University Law professor William A. Jacobson.
The lecture, titled “An Examination of Hate Speech and Free Speech on College Campuses,” was widely criticized by members of the Vassar community, who accused Jacobson of being a white nationalist.
“The lecture originally was advertised as ‘Hate Speech’ is Still Free Speech, Even After Charlottesville,’” Jacobson wrote in a blog post. “The name was changed because the sponsoring student group filed for funding under another title, so we were asked to use that approved title.”
Jacobson says the topic of the planned discussion of hate speech “sent a portion of the campus into a vicious smear campaign against me,” with hundreds of students, faculty, and staff “whipped into a frenzy by false and malicious accusations, originating it appears with a student group Healing 2 Action, but also spread by the Vassar Student Association.”