(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) LGBT activists at MIT staged slurs against the LGBT “community” in order to protest against the school’s impending free speech initiative on campus.
The MIT faculty resolved in December of last year to allow free speech on campus, sending the undergraduate snowflakes into an activist tantrum, the College Fix reported.
A group of student-activists, in order to protest the new policy, decided to put up anti-LGBT fliers and chalk sketches to rile up the student body.
According to the MIT Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson and Institute Community and Equity Officer John Dozier, “the chalking and flyers that carried slurs were put up as part of a much larger set of flyers, expressing a wide range of views, many framed in provocative terms.”
They concluded that “these flyers were intended to probe the boundaries of MIT’s commitment to freedom of expression and to determine how this commitment comports with MIT policies, including those on harassment.”
Peter Bonilla, executive director of the MIT Free Speech Alliance, did not go so far as to accuse the LGBT activists of posting the messages, but suggested that they have been incredibly hostile to any sort of free speech for some time.
“Whatever the content of the messages, whatever was being said, the point they seem to be making was that they should not have the right to say it,” Bonilla noted.
He also suggested that based on MIT policy, the signage in any case should be “protected under MIT’s policies.”
MIT spokesperson Kimberly Allen said that the campus officials are attempting to foster a place where students can learn to effectively exercise their freedom of speech.
Campus leaders “are working on creating a range of different opportunities to engage and inspire individuals across campus to learn about, practice and model the skills to confidently, constructively, respectfully express ourselves – and listen to each other – across differences.”