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Silencing and marginalization of conservative voices have become commonplace in the United States, as recently highlighted by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. . . .
“This spring, it has been disturbing to see a number of college commencement speakers withdraw — or have their invitations rescinded — after protests from students and — to me, shockingly — from senior faculty and administrators who should know better,” Bloomberg said Thursday at a commencement speech at Harvard University, according to CNN.
Bloomberg referred to an October speech by former police commissioner, Ray Kelly, at Brown University, which canceled the speech after a protest by those who were opposed to the police department’s stop-and-frisk policy. … “In each case, liberals silenced a voice — and denied an honorary degree — to individuals they deemed politically objectionable. This is an outrage,” added Bloomberg, a business magnet. …
“There is an idea floating around college campuses, including here at Harvard, I think, that scholar should be funded only if they’re work conforms to a particular view of justice. There’s a word for that idea; censorship and it is just a modern form of McCarthyism.” Bloomberg called conservative academicians “endangered species.”
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