Colleges pick Democratic politicians and left-wing activists as graduation speakers

Colleges pick Democratic politicians and left-wing activists as graduation speakers
Marty Walsh (Image: YouTube screen grab)

By choosing a left-winger to speak at students’ graduation, a college can aim a left-wing message at not just its students, but often their families as well (and at a time when it is too late for them stop paying tuition).

And that’s what colleges are doing — picking progressives as graduation speakers. Campus Reform reports:

colleges and universities across the country are beginning to announce commencement speakers. Many of these speakers are Democratic politicians or social justice activists.

At Endicott College, former Boston mayor and current Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will be delivering the institution’s commencement address.

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Walsh gained notoriety for declaring Boston a sanctuary city and classifying racism as a public health crisis. He also set aside city funds for organizations operated by or for racial minorities.

Isabel Wilkerson is slated to speak at Northwestern University. The Caste author has argued that the United States operates according to a racial caste system.

Taylor Swift will be delivering New York University’s commencement address and receiving an honorary doctorate from the institution. Swift, who had previously avoided publicly voicing her political opinions, turned to liberal activism during Donald Trump’s tenure as president.

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Swift has lent support to March For Our Lives, an anti-gun nonprofit that…claims that guns are  “how white supremacy and patriarchy survive.”….

Connie Schultz, a USA Today columnist and wife of Democratic Senator Sherod Brown, is another liberal activist who has been scheduled to give a commencement address at Denison University.

Headlines of her opinion piece include things like “How potholders got me thinking about racism, my father and the whitewashing of US history,” “Why aren’t we having nightmares about the next Jan. 6?,” and “When Texas lawmakers tell you they hate women, believe them. I do.”…To date, Campus Reform has only been able to identify a relatively small number of conservative commencement speakers.

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