Zero Tolerance on Campus For Black Conservatives

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Just ask Burgess Owens. “Former NFL star and conservative commentator Burgess Owens was heckled and shouted down by students for allegedly speaking ‘against’ his ‘own people’ at a lecture last month,” Gabriel Pietrorazio reports on the Campus Reform website maintained by the Leadership Institute. “Owens routinely speaks on leadership, especially within the black community, and the opportunities America can provide for young black men, touching on similar topics during his speech at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he was hosted by Young Americans for Freedom.”

“While he was able to deliver his prepared remarks without incident, the audience repeatedly interrupted and insulted Owens during the question-and-answer portion of the talk, so much so that the moderator eventually had to shut it down.”