Hint: Some REALLY famous Democrats graduated from there.
Hot Air brought to light a story about the faculty of Wellesley — where Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright and Diane Sawyer studied.
It turns out the school does NOT actually favor free speech, and they actually endorse violence where people exercise their First Amendment rights in ‘unacceptable’ ways.
As we are fond of saying here at ClashDaily…
Was NOT intended to be a model people follow. And yet? We see people following it.
Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech. Shutting down rhetoric that undermines the existence and rights of others is not a violation of free speech; it is hate speech. The founding fathers put free speech in the Constitution as a way to protect the disenfranchised and to protect individual citizens from the power of the government. The spirit of free speech is to protect the suppressed, not to protect a free-for-all where anything is acceptable, no matter how hateful and damaging…
We have all said problematic claims, the origins of which were ingrained in us by our discriminatory and biased society. Luckily, most of us have been taught by our peers and mentors at Wellesley in a productive way. It is vital that we encourage people to correct and learn from their mistakes rather than berate them for a lack of education they could not control. While it is expected that these lessons will be difficult and often personal, holding difficult conversations for the sake of educating is very different from shaming on the basis of ignorance.
This being said, if people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs, then hostility may be warranted. If people continue to support racist politicians or pay for speakers that prop up speech that will lead to the harm of others, then it is critical to take the appropriate measures to hold them accountable for their actions. It is important to note that our preference for education over beration regards students who may have not been given the chance to learn. Rather, we are not referring to those who have already had the incentive to learn and should have taken the opportunities to do so. Paid professional lecturers and politicians are among those who should know better. —HotAir
Actually, you have very little grasp of what the original purpose of Free Speech was. Considering their ancestors fled from a country where the goverment told them what they could and could not say, maybe THEY meant what they said, and not what you are twisting them to say. That even — ESPECIALLY — speech that is politically incorrect is to be protected.
Well done, Wellesley. You are pioneering Orwell’s Two Minutes of Hate.
The reeducation was a nice touch, too. People are allowed to agree with ANY opinion that does not offend your sensibilities. How very charitable of you.
Keep calling OTHER people evil ‘fascists’, though!
Thick-headed future Liberal voters are sure to believe you.
The fact that Hillary is your most famous graduate? That comes as no real surprise.