A Latino student group is rallying against what they call free speech violations at Michigan State University.
About 30 representatives from Chicanos y Latino Unidos (CLU), along with members of several other organizations, met for about a half hour earlier this week on the steps of MSU’s Hannah Administration Center to challenge the university into having them take a stand about … what the difference is between freedom of speech and hate speech, fighting words and violent speech, CLU President Gabriela Alcazar said.
Specifically, CLU wants MSU officials to disallow another student organization – Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) – from hosting speakers who speak against minorities and instigate and threaten people and insult people, said Alcazar, 20, who originally is from Imlay City.
There’s a point where they don’t have the right to say the things they’ve been saying, said the international relations and social relations and policy major. CLU wants the university to begin drawing a line and not keep covering everything with freedom of speech.
MSU’s chapter of YAF has made news for various events, including an anti-immigration forum last year during which violence broke out.
The student organization was recently listed as a hate group by Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights law firm.
Kyle Bristow, MSU’s chairman of YAF, attended the event. Free speech is a God-given right, and a group of 13 people who disagree with that are not going to take that right from us, said the 20-year-old international relations major. We’re contributing to intellectual diversity.
Bristow said he believes the rally was to protest an upcoming YAF event.
YAF has invited Mark Krikorian from the Center for Immigration Studies to speak against illegal immigration from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at room 102 in Conrad Hall, Bristow said.
Terrorists and bad people can get in, and that’s why it’s an extremely important issue, Bristow said.
http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=81842challenge the university into having them take a stand about … what the difference is between freedom of speech and hate speech, fighting words and violent speech, CLU President Gabriela Alcazar said.
Here’s some speech you may understand better: If you keep promoting your pueblo imperialism, your Aztlan fascism, and your victim-class larceny in such a way that Middle America really hears you, things may take a turn that surprises you. Right now, the situation is merely that every small town from the Hudson River to the San Andreas Fault is agitating to pass its own anti-illegal alien laws, and the squeeze on businesses that use illegals is sending lots of law-breakers home.
But if you maintain the in-your-face approach, people will pick up on the fact that you’re aiming at far more than free lunch, and really hope to eradicate freedom in America. Then, in places like Lansing, and even in Ann Arbor, you may find yourself trying to outrun people with far shorter fuses than mine who may be carrying shotguns. A bunch of foreigners trying to shut down Americans’ right to speak up for their own lawsвЂ”those are fighting words
Burn all books – or at least, those printed in English…. OOPS! Sorry! I should expand that to ALL BOOKS NOT PRINTED IN SPANISH.
Saddest thing, yet, is that most of this insanity is in no way representative of most of Latin America. Just who the H3LL ARE these oddballs procreating like bunnies?
yes the mexican ever happy students are happy banning free certain speakers.
Check this out:
What would you consider this?