Skip to comments.Univ. of California president defends Farrakhan appearance on campus
Posted on 03/13/2012 4:38:28 PM PDT by SJackson
University of California President Mark Yudof defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhans right to speak at the universitys Berkeley campus.
Farrakhans speech Saturday was billed as being about black empowerment, but was also peppered with anti-Semitic and hate speech, students told The Daily Californian student newspaper.
A petition circulated after the speech by Jewish student leaders, which opposed Farrakhans speech and character, but not the Black Student Unions right to bring him to campus, garnered more than 350 signatures, the student newspaper reported.
Louis Farrakhan is a provocative, divisive figure with a long history of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic speech, Yudof said following the speech, which was part of the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference. It was distressing in the extreme that a student organization invited him to speak on the UC Berkeley campus.
But as I have said before we cannot, as a society or as a university community, be provoked by hurtful speech to retreat from the cherished value of free speech, Yudof said.
The remarks come two days after Yudof condemned the disruption of an event on the University of California, Davis, campus featuring two visiting Israeli soldiers.
I condemn the actions of those who would disrupt this event. Attempting to shout down speakers is not protected speech, Yudof wrote in an open letter.
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Louis Farrakhan is a provocative, divisive figure with a long history of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic speech, Yudof said
Can't imagine a better reason to invite someone to an educational institution. Yudof is trolling the prisons as we speak for degenerate speakers.
The left attempts to destroy Rush but put this muslim scum on a pedestal while crying “freedom of speech” for calypso Louis.
I expect nothing less from this socialist brainwashing center called Bizarroland.
So yes to Louis Farrakhan but no to Clarence Thomas.
Wonder what Yudoff’s tune would be with Michael Savage?
I remember the spring of '94 when an Nation of Islam would-be assassin shot the crap out of UC-Riverside and pumped a load of bullets into Khalid Muhammad of the 'New Black Panther Party'. I was a UCR Extension student at the time.
What about that violent incident, President Yudof, you flippin' asswagon? I bet if it had been an NRA member who did that shooting, the NRA would never ever ever EVER in a million zillion years be allowed back onto University of California property to hold a convention.
Admit it, University of California President Mark Yudof: You're a mincing little pussy deathly afraid of black radicals.
On the other hand, maybe you have a point, since they're the ones always behind the attempted murder of UC chancellors.
That’s quite a dance president Yudorf is doing that. Whadathey call that, “The Berkley Two-Step”?
Everyone knows that Berkeley is the center of all commie lib hate on the planet. Calypso Louie is a perfect fit for them.
I wonder how tolerant that blacks on campus would be if David Duke spoke about white empowerment.
Rodney King riots. Part II
With a name like Yudof, what should we expect!