Politics & Policy

More Than 350,000 People Engage with #MyLiberalCampus Hashtag

Students share their personal experiences with illiberal education.

When Jason Veley recorded his creative-writing professor’s class-lecture warning that Republicans “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855,″ he didn’t know he would inspire thousands of students to speak out about life on liberal campuses.

College Republicans chairwoman Alex Smith heard Veley’s story, and it dawned on her that his experience wasn’t unique. The only difference, Smith said, is that “most of the time there isn’t a recording, some concrete evidence of bias.”

Smith created the hashtag #MyLiberalCampus before appearing with Veley on The Kelly File last week. The hashtag encourages students on college campuses across the country to share their experiences with liberal bias in the classroom and with their peers.

After the College Republicans National Committee tweeted #MyLiberalCampus, stories came pouring in. Within twelve hours the hashtag had received 350,000 views.

Cam Earle at University of Vermont tweeted that the largest political group on campus is the international socialist club.

Jere Ford of the University of San Diego said the college blocked his gun club from holding a gun-safety event because of “safety concerns.”

At Morehouse College, a student group called Morehouse Republicans responded to questions from campus liberals about how black students could be Republicans.

University of North Dakota alumnus Aaron Horak said a professor assigned Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams From My Father a month before the 2008 election.

Brenna Hunter has a classmate who tried convincing her that “rape is sometimes okay.”

Sara Jane reminded us that Barnard College will host Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, as its commencement speaker on May 18.

And we probably shouldn’t share this one . . . 

https://twitter.com/9Chuck4/statuses/459339405166383105

Alex Smith told National Review Online that students are still responding to CRNC’s initial tweet of #MyLiberalCampus​. Several professors tweeted to explain that they’re not all biased. “Sadly they are few and far between,” Smith said.

— Joshua Encinias is an Agostinelli Fellow at National Review Online.

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