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Conservative Commencement Speaker Draws Protests

There’s a good op-ed by a University of Virginia law student in yesterday’s Washington Post regarding the predictable protests by diversiphiles on the choice of conservative judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III to speak at the university’s commencement. How ironic, she notes, that those purporting to champion “diversity” hate to hear from anyone who thinks differently from them. The author, by the way, is “founder and president of the Network of Enlightened Women, a national organization for conservative college women.” Here is the organization’s website.

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