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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"Difficult Dialogues" at UC Irvine

Hat tip Campus Reform


Last week, UC Irvine held one of those "Difficult Dialogues" events, which is part of a program initiated by Vice Chancellor Thomas Parham. I received an invitation to attend from the university, but was out of the country. In my response, I thanked them for the invitation and asked to be notified when they invited any conservative speakers. Of course, I won't be holding my breath.

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8327

One UCI professor who is Jewish wrote to Parham to complain about the selection of rapper Jasiri X since he is yet another anti-Israel activist (who are a dime a dozen on university campuses) and protege of Louis Farrakhan. Another panelist, grammy-winning artist Malik Yusef, is supposedly a Republican though it seems nobody present supported Trump-or the police for that matter. Here is the campus paper (New University) article on the event. I have submitted a comment to the article which has not yet been published.

http://www.newuniversity.org/2016/11/news/panel-discusses-millennials-race-and-trump/

It seems that what is difficult is bringing in opposing (conservative) points of view and having them appear in equal numbers with their leftist counterparts. How about a little balance, Dr Parham?

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