Skip to comments.Debate judge disqualifies high school students for citing ‘racist’ Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro
Posted on 02/07/2019 11:58:24 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian
Two Utah high school seniors lost a round in a debate when they argued against racism and classism by citing the works of two racist pundits, psychologist Jordan Peterson and conservative writer Ben Shapiro.
A debate judge deemed the writings of white supremacists Peterson and Shapiro as inadmissible in the Jan. 5 verbal contest held at Arizona State University in Tempe.
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The judge claimed that by quoting 'racist' statements by Mr. Shapiro and Professor Peterson, they were subjecting their opponents, two Hispanic girls (obviously not 'White' Hispanic) to 'actual psychological violence and that their safety was at risk.' (I guess that Tempe, AZ is too warm a climate for snowflakes of any kind!)
The 'kind of' good news is that one of the directors of the debate stated that the judge over stepped his bound HOWEVER, he also slammed the young men by stating, "... its incredibly obvious that regardless of how many ways you try to couch this argument in front of that judge the bar for the other team to respond to it was going to be so low that the argumentative content that you chose, the strategy that you chose, for that judge and for his stated philosophy, was a poor choice on your part. Kind of a 'back handed' acknowledgement on the part of the director.
BTW, one of the disqualified high school debaters is Michael Moreno, obviously a 'White' Hispanic, trying to display his 'patriarchal white supremacy'! (/sarc)
Sue the bastard!...................
Debate by censorship!
If they were assigned to argue against Racism, were the two hispanic girls assigned to argue FOR racism?
Didn’t the topic picker inflict psychological violence?
Betting this won’t be ‘an unidentified judge’ for long. Welcome to the national stage, idiot.
I believe this violates the students 1ST Amendment rights. The teacher/professor is a representative of the government and as such his actions were censoring the students. Is it no wonder students from k-college are coming out indoctrinated in the Leftist ideology when those in power penalize students for “wrong” thinking.
A political purge is on by the same Communist filth who said it was wrong to hound Communists for being card carrying members of The Party.
Looks like Big Media blurred out the debate “judge”’s photo, bur not the students’ that he bullied.
Do debate teams now have to come with their own lawyer?
So the Orwellian asshat liberals think they can label anything they don’t agree with as racism, thereby canceling any debate or discussion?
There’s no hope for our universities. Let’s shut them down.
How long before the speeches of Abraham Lincoln are banned?
There ya go!
Not typical. Cranked up discrimination against conservatives.
Sue sue sue!!!!!
I guess the left is destroying that along with everything else.
I well remember a high school debate in Civics class. In high school I was a hard core conservative. My civics teacher assigned me the role of Marxist advocate. As an exercise in debate I eagerly took the assignment. I crushed the conservative side of the debate. They were ill prepared. If they were prepared with knowledge they would have destroyed my logic.
After the debate a couple of my friends asked me “if I was a communist?” I then knew I had done well in the debate. I told them “hell no, I am working for the Barry Goldwater campaign. This was just a debate.”
Had they cited Thomas Paine, the results would have been the same.....................
Which requires me to ask, What sources did the other side quote?.......................
The judge was probably announced in print beforehand. Web sites have scrubbed or will scrub all identity. Probably only a Twitter capture before it’s censored will be only way to publicly ID.
“... its incredibly obvious that regardless of how many ways you try to couch this argument in front of that judge the bar for the other team to respond to it was going to be so low that the argumentative content that you chose, the strategy that you chose, for that judge and for his stated philosophy, was a poor choice on your part.
So, a Left-wing debate-judge gets to decide which arguments are of quality. Here’s a great idea: bring in Shapiro or Peterson and let them debate this “debate judge”. Let’s have an audience of civilians judge the debate. I wonder which arguments the viewers would deem to be of “poor choice”.
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