What is it with Black Lives Matters supporters? They are free to protest, to assemble, to speak freely to each other, and to make their concerns known.
What don’t have the right to do is squash the free speech of others but that is exactly what they did at Dartmouth recently:
The Dartmouth College Republicans received permission from the college to put up a “Blue Lives Matter” display honoring law-enforcement work during National Police Week. After just one day, the display was completely removed and replaced with Black Lives Matter signs, according to the Dartmouth Review, a conservative newspaper.
On Thursday, May 12, after a three-week process to gain access to the bulletin board, the College Republicans put up their display. By 9 a.m. the following morning, social media was buzzing about the display.
“News of the display gained traction on social media,” the Dartmouth Review reported. “One post stated in reference to the bulletin board, ‘In case recent news about inclusivity and diversity had you fooled, Dartmouth is still racist. Located in the student center atrium.’ “
Then, by 11 a.m., a group of students at the New Hampshire college had taken the display down completely, replacing it with four fliers that said, “You cannot co-opt the movement against state violence to memorialize its perpetrators. #blacklivesmatter,” according to Dartmouth Review.
The college intervened, and told the Black Lives Matter protesters they were in violation of college policy for taking down the display because the College Republicans had rightfully reserved it. The protesters said they were aware of their violation, but they refused to stand down.
This is preposterous! If the students in question refuse to “stand down,” then perhaps they should be expelled for their insubordination. There are legitimate options for free speech. This was vandalism and the school should not allow the students to get away with it.
Know anybody with kids at Darmouth? Let them know what is going on with this group.
H/T: The Washington Times