There’s No ‘Safe Space’ at Claremont McKenna College for Dissenters


For some, college has become a place to learn radical activism and and apparently Fascism.

Dean Mary Spellman at Claremont McKenna stepped down after she sparked a campus protest and hunger strikes by two students this week over her email to a Latina student saying she would work to serve those who “don’t fit our CMC mold.”

She resigned because they demanded it.

They are acting like Fascist bullies. Is this what they’re learning?

New leadership positions on diversity and inclusion are going to be created in the offices of academic and student affairs as the administration caves to small numbers of radicals.

The student newspaper took a stand against the protesters and against the resignation of the Dean but not for the reason you might think.

“First, former Dean Mary Spellman. We are sorry that your career had to end this way, as the email in contention was a clear case of good intentions being overlooked because of poor phrasing,” the editorial board wrote. “However, we are disappointed in you as well. We are disappointed that you allowed a group of angry students to bully you into resignation. We are disappointed that you taught Claremont students that reacting with emotion and anger will force the administration to act.”

In case you missed it, students marched in a number of cities in The Million Student March . They are demanding tuition-free public higher education, cancellation of all student debt and a $15 hourly minimum wage for all campus employees. Coincidentally, Barack Obama and the Democratic candidates for president are demanding much the same.

Watch what happens when the “tolerant” left students in the video below hear an Asian student say exactly what Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1964 during his I Have a Dream speech. This took place while she was in a “safe space”.

It’s really about the movement.

Listen to MLK Jr.’s dream that one day his grandchildren will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. The leftists driving these “protests” are racists themselves.

One of the main reasons MLK Jr. was successful, other than the obvious, is because he was right. These new activists are not right.

Carly Florina said last evening on “Hannity” that “we should step up and talk about any racial insult, but on the other hand, we are not preparing our children for a life in the real world when we so coddle them. When we tell them that anything that might offend their sensibilities is an affront, when we tell them they’re victims all day long…when the students at Yale university are told what halloween costumes to wear, that’s not the same thing as the Civil Rights movement where people were fighting for the right to vote, the right to show up at a lunch counter, the right to be free from fear of being lynched. Give people a sense of perspective…”


Liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called it Fascism.

“We are seeing a curtain of McCarthyism descend over many college campuses,” said Dershowitz. “I don’t want to make analogies to the 1930s, but we have to remember it was the college students who first started burning books during the Nazi regime. And these students are book burners. They don’t want to hear diverse views on college campuses.”

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6 years ago

Another great post, Sarah. Re-posting.

Shocking. Number one; there should be no need for these free speech zones at college universities or anywhere else for that matter.

How ironic is it that in these so-called free speech zones, people are denied free thought and the right to say what is in their hearts.

The young person in the above video is right. I see it every day in my community, Black people (not all but far too many) are extremely cruel, intolerant and downright hateful of other cultures, some of which are family members. They see racism everywhere but in their hearts.

Btw, I ran across the full “free speech” session, if you can stand it.