Enraged protesters scream at cops fascists

A group of demonstrators at the University of Tennessee blasted cops during a protest on Saturday, urging law enforcement and fascists to “get the f—- off of our campus.”

According to a video posted online by Fox News correspondent Matt Finn, the student-let protesters took to the street over the weekend, expressing their outrage at a white nationalist event hosted on campus while also condemning the police.

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“Hey cops, hey fascists, get the f—- off of our campus,” dozens of protesters shouted, as they marched their way through the university.

The protests were originally sparked in response to an event featuring white nationalist Matthew Heimbach, who delivered a talk on race, globalism, and multiculturalism.

"We're not going to make America great again, we're going to make the white race great again," Heimbach said during the event, as reported by Knox News.

According to the publication, the event was organized by the Traditionalist Worker Party, a political organization that frequently supports white nationalist and neo-Nazi rhetoric in the United States.

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The planned event drew immediate criticism from political opponents, with activist organizations calling for widespread counter-protests on campus ahead of the talk.

According to Knox News, the police issued six tickets on Saturday, but made no official arrests despite detaining several protesters for blocking traffic.

Alex Swisher, the president of the College Republicans chapter on campus, told Campus Reform that while everyone has a right to free expression, the law enforcement was simply there to “ensure the safety of all present.”

“Everyone has the right to free speech. It’s unfortunate when any group uses that speech to espouse hate and today the protestors did so, by shouting profanities at law enforcement agents,” she said. “The police set up perimeters and bag checks to ensure the safety of all present. Law enforcement gets a bad rap for simply doing their job to keep all involved safe.”

The University of Tennessee did not immediately respond to Campus Reform’s request for comment.

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Former prof recounts her escape from political correctness

A professor emerita at California State University-East Bay has written a book about how she “escaped” political correctness with the help of evolutionary psychology.

How I Escaped Political Correctness and You Can Too was just published by Dr. Loretta Breuning, who was a professor of Management for over 20 years at California State before she left academia to launch her own think-tank, The Inner Mammalian Institute.

Through the Institute, Breuning spreads awareness of how people can “build power over their mammalian brain” to become happier and healthier—and she contends her new book is an extension of her thinking on that subject.

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Breuning’s “ah-ha” moment came in the 1990s, when she realized she was lying to her students for “fear of sounding right-wing.” She writes that she “didn’t want to subordinate my life to ideological despotism,” but she ultimately felt she had no choice.

“How did I get into this mess? I’m a grownup! A tax-payer! A reader of self help books!” she exclaimed. In an interview with Campus Reform, Bruening said she was inspired to write the book because she wasted too many years allowing political correctness to substitute for her own judgement.

“I saw facts that conflicted with the prevailing belief system, but I questioned myself because I saw that people who question progressive assertions are ridiculed, shunned, and attacked,” said Bruening, who is also a member of Heterodox Academy.

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“When I saw how the politically correct world view was affecting my kids, I found the courage to take off the goggles and see life without it,” she explained. “It took time, but I learned to meet my own needs instead of relying on political correctness to meet them for me. I want to help others take off the progressive goggles.”

Breuning argues that it is natural to be politically correct—since humans are social animals and the pressure to conform is innate—but contends that people can fulfill their intrinsic emotional needs without resorting to political correctness.

While political correctness “offers a fast, easy way to pull yourself up by putting others dow

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UC Berkeley allocating up to 800k for undocumented students

The University of California-Berkeley is planning to allocate between $400,000 and $800,000 toward services for “undocumented” students on campus.

The move comes amid ongoing tensions related to the detention of Berkeley student Luis Mora by federal immigration officials, with some students accusing the university of being lacklustre in its support for Mora.

According to The Daily Californian, Mora met with UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ Tuesday, after which she announced plans to expand the undocumented student resource center and allocate $800,000 to the “DACA Financial Gap” initiative, which provides financial aid to DACA students.

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The discussion concerning resources for undocumented students at UC Berkeley has been in the spotlight ever since Perna Lal, an attorney who provides legal services for the school’s undocumented students, complained that she didn't have an office on campus.

“I’ve been an attorney for Berkeley’s undocumented student program for 2+ years now. I still don’t have an office on campus. I still get locked out of buildings. I still don’t have rooms to use for meetings with students. Berkeley doesn’t care about us,” said Lal.

UC Berkeley Senior Director of Strategic Communications Janet Gilmore told Campus Reform that the school has had an undocumented student center since 2012, but said Christ is seeking to find "additional office space" because the staff has grown significantly over the past 5-6 years.

According to the Daily Cal, the university is also planning to dedicate funds for a “sustainable financial strategy” to assist students who are at risk of losing their DACA status, setting aside $800,000 for a single semester of the upcoming academic year.

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Gilmore, however, told Campus Reform that the figure reported in the school paper is actually being allocated to “a general grant fund” for students with “basic needs” such as housing or food insecurity.

Half of the funds will be derived from sources earmarked for undocumented students, while the other half will be monies designated for need-based financial assistance, though Gilmore noted that the school anticipa

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MN legislation takes on intellectual bullying on campus

Minnesota State Senator Carla Nelson is introducing a bill that would prevent colleges and universities from limiting free expression on campus.

According to the Republican lawmaker, the “Campus Free Expression Act” is intended to protect the “critically important” free speech rights of students on campus while keeping them “involved and informed.”

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“Free speech and freedom of the press are two great bulwarks for liberty,” Nelson said at a press conference last week. ”And that is why it is so critically important that we make sure that those freedoms are protected just as our Constitution mandates; both in our society and particularly on our campuses of higher learning.

“In fact, if we want students to be involved and informed, we must not limit the speech, the dialogue and the debate,” she continued, saying  “that is what the bill that will be introduced…is all about.”

The state lawmaker also invited three students to her press conference, asking them to share their experiences of censorship on campus with the press.

Kyle Hooten, a Campus Reform correspondent who attends St. Olaf College, praised the legislative effort, arguing that “we are now seeing the potential for real legislative action in defense of free speech for college students in Minnesota which, if enacted, could prevent further situations like the one we see at the U of MN with Ben Shapiro.”

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Madison Faupel, a senior at the University of Minnesota who is also a Campus Reform correspondent, likewise welcomed the bill, asserting that "stifling free speech on campus leads to an environment of bias, indoctrination, and intellectual bullying."

According to The Post Bulletin, the legislation will apply to state institutions of higher education to prevent them from shielding “individuals from free speech, including ideas and opinions they find offensive, unwise, immoral, indecent, disagreeable, conservative, liberal, traditional, radical, or wrongheaded."

If passed into law, the bill will also target so-called “free speech zones” that many see as unconstitutional restrictions on student expression, as well as ensure that students and faculty alike have the ability to invite

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Campus orgs support instructor who assaulted students

Antifa groups are coming out in support of a graduate instructor who was arrested last year for assaulting two students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

In November, Campus Reform reported that graduate instructor Tariq Khan had stolen and vandalized the phone of one student, and thrown a punch at another during an anti-Trump protest on campus.

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Khan charged the students in rage after one of the students, a member of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), asked the 39-year-old if he didn’t have “anything better to do,” mockingly asking, “don’t you have children?”

Khan then proceeded to charge at the two students, accusing them of threatening his children before physically accosting them.

The incident was reported to campus police, and Khan was placed under arrest and issued a notice to appear in court for criminal damage to property.

[RELATED: Antifa leader arrested after scuffle in Berkeley]

In response, the Campus Antifascist Network (CAN)—a group created last year by two university professors—released a statement praising Khan as an upstanding graduate student while condemning the university for its treatment of the matter.

CAN “condemns in the strongest possible terms the campaign of vilification and harassment directed at Tariq Khan, a doctoral student in the History Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, instigated and sponsored by Turning Point USA (TPUSA) and its associated media arm, Campus Reform,” the statement begins, erroneously labeling Campus Reform as a TPUSA affiliate.

The statement, addressed to both the school’s assistant and associate deans of students, goes on to demand that the university “drop all disciplinary and ‘criminal damage’ charges against Tariq Khan and issue a condemnation of TPUSA’s hateful slander and defamation.”

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“Since November 2017, Tariq Khan has been receiving a torrent of abusive and hateful emails, and the disciplinary charges against him would essentially strip his status as a Ph.D. candidate in good standing, which, in turn, could jeopardize his ability to secure funding to complete his program,” CAN adds, devoting much of the rest of its statement to criticizing TPUSA fo

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