Elite Claremont McKenna College has decided that they run the college and not BLM. (Black Lives Matter) Recently, they were having a pro police speaker and BLM blocked the entrances to the building where the speech was to be given and began to shout, “F**k the Police” and “Black Lives Matter”. The school is scouring every source possible to identify the students so they can suspend or expel the offenders. That’s quite a difference from what other colleges and universities have done. Free speech lives at Claremont McKenna College.
Heather Mac Donald, author of “The War on Cops,” was visiting the campus last week when she was confronted by a crowd of students chanting Black Lives Matter (BLM) slogans, not allowing her to speak.
Joann Young, director of media relations at the school, confirmed that the college’s administration is already reviewing videos, photos and social media posts related to the event in order to document the the rowdy behavior that included 250 protesters blocking the doors to the building where Mac Donald was supposed to speak.
The Manhattan Institute scholar finally live-streamed her speech to an almost-vacant auditorium as the protesters did their the even interrupt that effort by banging their fists against the walls and shouting BLM lines like “fuck the police” and “black lives matter.”
Young said the behavior was unacceptable and that offending students are liable to punishment “including but not limited to temporary or permanent separation from the college.”
Hiram Chodosh, president of Claremont McKenna College, described those instigating the riot as “a large group of students from the Claremont Colleges, including a small number of CMC students and some individuals from external communities.”
Hiram Chodosh, president of Claremont McKenna College said:
“Based on the judgment of the Claremont Police Department, we jointly concluded that any forced interventions or arrests would have created unsafe conditions for students, faculty, staff, and guests. I take full responsibility for the decision to err on the side of these overriding safety considerations.”
“Notwithstanding these efforts to stifle a speaker, Heather Mac Donald was able to give her presentation to a small audience at the Athenaeum. We also live-streamed her talk. Nearly 250 people viewed the presentation live, and her presentation that is posted on our CMC homepage has already been viewed over 1,400 times. In the end, the effort to silence her voice effectively amplified it to a much larger audience.”
“Blocking access to buildings violates College policy. CMC students who are found to have violated policies will be held accountable. We will also give a full report to the other Claremont Colleges, who have responsibility for their own students.”