Black Lives Matter Students Shut Down ACLU Free Speech Event, Calling It ‘White Supremacy’

Students at the College of Campus of William & Mary crashed an event organized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), declaring liberalism to be a form of “white supremacy.”

Less than five minutes after it began, activists from the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the ACLU’s free-speech event, titled “Students and the First Amendment.” School newspaper The Flat Hat reported on October 2 that the disruption occurred following the entrance of Virginia Claire Guthrie Gastanaga, executive director of the ACLU’s Virginia affiliate and school alumna.

Chanting phrases like “liberalism is white supremacy” and “the revolution will not uphold the constitution,” the students forced the cancellation of the September 27 event held at the “Public Ivy” school by preventing Gastanaga from speaking.

Twenty minutes into the protest, the social justice activists were offered a microphone to read their prepared statement. The Black Lives Matter students called out the ACLU for its approach to free speech, which they claim empowered white supremacists. They took issue with the ACLU’s response to Charlottesville, where it defended marchers’ rights to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.

They claim that the organization offered a platform for white supremacists by defending the First Amendment.

“When is the free speech of the oppressed protected?” a BLM protester asked. “We know from personal experience that rights granted to wealthy, white, cis, male, straight bodies do not trickle down to marginalized groups. We face greater barriers and consequences for speaking.”

Students who attended the event to listen to Gastanaga’s speech criticized Black Lives Matter for its unwillingness to hold a discussion.

“I think they had every right to do what they did. I don’t agree with their method, [but] they’re completely entitled to their opinions,” said Laith Hashem ‘19. “But the thing I disagreed with most was that every opportunity they had to have a discussion, both with the speaker and the audience, they responded by increasing their volume and shouting louder.”

Following the event’s abortion, remaining students grouped around Gastanaga hoping to ask her questions. They were unable to do so, as Black Lives Matter activists began circling around the students, drowning out Gastanaga by chanting loudly.

Hashem told the school newspaper that he felt threatened by the group, which he says bordered on physical intimidation.

Speaking to The Flat Hat, school president Taylor Reveley said that their actions were “not acceptable in our community” as it prevented students “from asking questions, often hard questions, and from engaging in debate where the strength of ideas, not the power of shouting, is the currency.”

The school’s Black Lives Matter chapter later took to Facebook to brag about how they shut down the event, where they accused the ACLU of masquerading as white supremacy.

#DismantleWhiteSupremacy

Tonight, we shut down an event at William & Mary where Claire Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, was speaking. In contrast to the ACLU, we want to reaffirm our position of zero tolerance for white supremacy no matter what form it decides to masquerade in.

Posted by Black Lives Matter W&M on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

38 Comments

38 Comments

  1. True.Epic.Crusader

    October 5, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    “Twenty minutes into the protest, the social justice activists were offered a microphone to read their prepared statement.”

    UGH. Why? WHY, you cucks?
    If you organize an event and a group of these apes come to disrupt it, you much call the police IMMEDIATELY to have them removed! NEVER give them an inch, much less offer them the f* cking microphone. Why is this not obvious to EVERYONE?

    • Bawk Bawkbagawk

      October 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      white upper middle class guilt.

    • Cliff Vincent

      October 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      its the aclu… they are retarded, and im glad they are finally the victims of the shit they defended the BLM doing in the past

    • Kimmy3

      October 6, 2017 at 1:43 am

      Cucks and twunts, the whole lot of them. Nothing like screaming at an empty lecture hall.

  2. watching_rome_burn

    October 5, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Hilarious … love it when the alt-left doubles back and starts eating their own.

    • gigirojas

      October 5, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Ingenious…. the left cannibalizing each other.

    • Vicki Vallencourt

      October 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

      same. its glorious.

  3. The_Arc_Brain

    October 5, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Holy funny and ignorant college kiddies. Little minds. “Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame,”…. hahahahahahahaha…

  4. The_Arc_Brain

    October 5, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Little fascist babies. There are more protesters than people at the engagement.. hahaha.. Think about that

  5. ranterator

    October 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I guess free speech and freedom in general do not seem to be a big deal to these radical blacks. This is how people slip back into slavery….such idiots.

    • Jake Jack

      October 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Since they seem to hate freedom so much, why don’t we lock them up at hard labor and give them a taste of servitude if that’s what they prefer.

  6. Joe Blow

    October 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    #BlackLiesMatter fer sure!
    Allow me to repeat the facts:
    Blacks commit well over half of all murders period AND over half of all strong arm robberies in the USA too.
    Blacks also commit 90% of the inter-racial murders, 95% of the inter-racial assaults and 100% of the inter-racial rapes in the USA.
    The black homicide rate is 8X that of whites. Death by homicide is the largest cause of preventable deaths for blacks under 45 years old.
    And the over-all Black crime rate is 6X of the white rate.
    And those super high black crime rates are repeated all over the world too!
    But yet < 25% of the people shot by cops are black.
    So how are the blacks the victims when they are the perps 99% of the time?
    Those facts above explain why #BlackLiesMatter is shyte!

  7. harlan leys

    October 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    These clueless cretins are biting off a hand that feeds them, ffs. The ACLU has bent over backwards to be buggered by BLM, casting freedom of speech to the winds of cancerous change. Have a gander at some selective snippets of speech, from ACLU’s ‘Racial Justice Program’ Director:

    ‘Largely missing from the outcry has been a discussion of the underlying issues that prompt [BLM, Antifa and BAMN] demonstrations: the very real complaints of those students.

    ‘Schools have failed to address the persistent reminders to students of color that they are not fully members of the college communities. Black students can expect to be subjected to emotional or physical harm because of their race or ethnicity.

    ‘Those who dismiss the students perpetuate a refusal to confront the continued existence of discrimination and inequality on campus. The hurt and fear experienced by students and faculty called “n*****” at their colleges, or feeling that their presence is only reluctantly tolerated, and the sense that they don’t belong, belittles the legitimate hurt.

    ‘Political correctness is being called to task for the consequences of previously unchallenged statements and conduct. Its the call for other people to recognize the humanity and feelings of others. That you have the right to say something doesn’t mean you should. Humility and empathy are called for, values academic institutions should also foster.

    ‘A Yale e-mail urging that students to think before dressing up in possibly racist or offensive costumes, was a call for consideration, civility; the most fundamental request for decency. How could this be a constitutional violation? Yale is a private institution. The law requires that students cannot be denied the opportunity to an education because of a hostile environment.’ [ACLU: Racial Justice and Free Speech Are Not Mutually Exclusive; Dennis Parker]

    These cringe-worthy concessions to identity political speech suppressors, is ‘a form of “white supremacy”?! Perhaps the best response is to leave these libtards to their own self-destructive devices?

    Claire Guthrie Gastanaga has been a prominent defender of transgender, Latino and women’s right to freedom from sexual and domestic violence. She’s spoken out against police prejudice and discrimination against blacks; what more could a BLM activist want?

    If these BLM dorks are students, they’re real smart: “ACLU, you protect Hitler, too.” Yep, the ACLU is defending his right to fly the Swastika from his dorm room window. Beneath the their free speech facade, lurk outright ‘white supremacists’ like Gastanaga?

    If BLM and their ilk had anything significant to say, they’d be promoting more speech instead of seeking to silence it. But they’ve sod all to say; their threadbare beliefs are based on emotion, instead of evidenced reasoning. So, when confronted with alternate views, their only recourse is to shout down and silence them.

    However, while such antics frustrate people’s freedom to speak, they remain peaceful, and must be clearly distinguished from ‘physical intimidation’.

    • David Watts

      October 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      “Black students can expect to be subjected to emotional or physical harm because of their race or ethnicity.”

      “And no, we’re not going to give any actual examples. Ever. Take our word for it, or get called a Nazi: your choice.”

      • Jeff Hodge

        October 5, 2017 at 9:13 pm

        Fk you idiot! You’re a racist MF and your hollow movement will fail because you are ignorant. You can call me a Nazi all day long, at least I’m not stupid and I’m not a racist.

        • thos1787

          October 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm

          I think you missed the sarcasm .

  8. SUE GREINER

    October 5, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    you guys dont ever think that these riots and assaults are rolled out for a governmental political agenda?…our good old government is using these rioting protesting idiots for an elitist agenda for complete control .. because if not ..they would step in and protect the American people from being assaulted … i mean come the fuck on … we offer protection for regimes in completely different countries all the way across the globe from their own people …you dont think they could coordinate some kind of protection for Americans being beatdown by other Americans and they are just armed with sticks flagpoles and rocks ….these people are left to remain beating you into submission.. so when they whip out that new word order … the ducks will already be in a row …just saying

    • GTKRWN

      October 6, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      “The Government” isn’t funding and organizing these riots. A very small cabal of globalist Jews are, while more jews that control the media spread lies for them. There is a reason anyone that speaks out against them are immediately called “Nazis.” Coincidentally, of course.

      • SUE GREINER

        October 18, 2017 at 2:54 am

        we shall soon see … if our Governments hands are indeed clean of the evidence to the contrary

        • GTKRWN

          October 21, 2017 at 1:10 am

          The rope will spare none. It’s time to start hunting communists again.
          Fun fact: McCarthy was right about every red he accused. He knew. We didn’t listen.

  9. brian tokarski

    October 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I wonder if any of these retards took any kind of history classes. I don’t know where this new fad of calling everyone nazis came from. Surely they need to pick up a book tho because Nazis were far from free speech fanatics lol

  10. Jerald

    October 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    This is one of the best things that could happen. Never bite the hand that feeds.

  11. Gene

    October 5, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    These people are their own worst enemy. People are using them as tools and they aren’t even smart enough to realize it. They tell them “Go Protest” If confronted “Yell Louder” They can’t engage in a conversation, they cannot plead their case, because they don’t even know or understand what they are fighting for. They are just a bunch of dopes who are being used to cause chaos. They think they are fighting against slavery and oppression yet they are being used just like oppressed slaves.

  12. Syrkai

    October 5, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Did that guy have a boner? around the 25.50 mark.. getting off over protesting HAHA

    • Kimmy3

      October 6, 2017 at 1:38 am

      Totally, dude is packing some heat! He’s not bad for a pasty white SJW nerd.

  13. Hairatic Rick

    October 6, 2017 at 2:42 am

    As I have been saying the Alt-left is not liberal, they are Marxist.

  14. WSC777

    October 6, 2017 at 3:47 am

    FUCK THESE GUYS

  15. LibertarianX

    October 6, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Whatta buncha morons! These idiots just don’t understand that BLM, white supremacists, animal rights activists and the NRA all have the same rights. When the rights of one are taken the rest aren’t far behind.

  16. Dante Alighieri ????

    October 6, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Their motto should read “Black Lives Matter, Free Speech Doesn’t”

  17. Adrian Valle

    October 6, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Uuh

  18. Terri Kinney

    October 6, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Well, gee, if they could shut down the event, obviously the whites are not supreme.

  19. myddrinemrys

    October 6, 2017 at 11:32 am

    the revolution will not uphold the constitution
    ————————-
    Says everything you need to know about them right there.

  20. Milo Yiannopoulos

    October 6, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Milo Yiannopoulos middle fingers ANTIFA, correctly identifying them “terrorists”

  21. Ted Boland

    October 6, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    ACLU has a pretty solid case to sue BLM for what happened, with proof that they admitted to shutting down the event, rights have been denied here.

  22. GTKRWN

    October 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Can we please just give these niggers their mule and put them on a boat back to Africa? We can save a ton of money if the boat only goes out half way.

  23. Jim

    October 6, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    BLM are not black people, BLM are not African Americans. BLM are ignorant savages black version of the KKK, they are black racialist/nationalist.

  24. Hairatic Rick

    October 7, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Perhaps it is time for People Of White to stage A Year Of Absence and see how People Of Color and their People Of Alt-Left SJW masters fair on their own. Could be fun, POW may want to use the time to write that book, learn to SCUBA dive, build that woodland log cabin, hike up that mountain or any other thing they have wanted to do but were stuck keeping the world running for the layabouts. Let the POC and POSJW do some work for themselves, I’m sure that they can produce and process the food they need, keep the lights on, keep transportation up and running, keep their telephones working, and keep everything they enjoy running well … After all, they say they invented it all and they have voodooism that can call down lighting on people so surely they can voodoo the internet to work.
    It will be okay, it is only a year without People Of White the POC and POSJW will not turn America into Mad Max Land and if they do Max is now a women and thus can do anything.
    HA ????????????

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