Denson, Jonas and Stephenson claimed that “Free speech, a right many freedom movements have fought for, has recently become a tool appropriated by hegemonic institutions.” As if this were some alternate reality where SJWs established the constitution and not our founding fathers. One were “white supremacists” are “appropriating” the right that they “fought for” and are using it against them.
The trio goes on to demonize Heather Mac Donald:
Heather Mac Donald is a fascist, a white supremacist, a warhawk, a transphobe, a queerphobe, a classist, and ignorant of interlocking systems of domination that produce the lethal conditions under which oppressed peoples are forced to live.” – Denson, Jonas and Stephenson
You have to love the multiple use of “a”. Notice how they threw LGBT references in for good measure.
While Mac Donald is anti-BLM, she is not anti-black. She merely feels the movement is detrimental to it’s own cause.
In response to the letter she said:
“My entire argument about the necessity of proactive policing is based on the value of black lives… I have decried the loss of black life to drive-by shootings and other forms of street violence. I have argued that the fact that blacks die of homicide at six times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined is a civil rights abomination. And I have tried to give voice to the thousands of law-abiding residents of high-crime areas who are desperate for more police protection so that they can enjoy the same freedom from fear as people in more wealthy areas take for granted.” – Heather Mac Donald
How horrible? #sarcasm
Of course, what would a statement from #blacklivesmatter activists be without a list of demands? i.e., Do what we say or we will throw a mass tantrum. The students wrapped up the letter by threatening Panoma if they did not issue an apology for Oxtoby’s remarks. As well as insisting that they take action against the student newspaper, The Claremont Independant, for covering the protest and additional legal action if the paper publishes the names of anyone involved with the letter.
“…we demand a revised email sent to the entire student body, faculty, and staff by Thursday, April 20, 2017, apologizing for the previous patronizing statement, enforcing that Pomona College does not tolerate hate speech and speech that projects violence onto the bodies of its marginalized students and oppressed peoples, especially Black students… ” – Denson, Jonas and Stephenson
Sorry snowflakes, that is not how any of this works. You cannot try to silence someone simply because you do not see eye to eye with them. Especially when you take their opinions out of context to fit your narrative. That is the beauty of the first amendment. What you can do is present constructive counter points, or simply agree to disagree.