Summary Of Mr. Shariatmadari's Claim

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If Mr. Shariatmadari’s comments are true about Yiannopoulos and Coulter’s claims, then I believe that the right’s claims of being oppressed by the UC Berkeley administration are exaggerated. However, this is beside the point. Shariatmadari’s completely disregards the fact that most conservatives, like Ben Shapiro, would place the blame on the protesters rather than admin. In Shapiro’s article, he initially applauds Berkeley for doing their job on their security. With protesters from groups like Antifa, they’re simply looking out for everyone’s safety, they are not at fault. However, I completely agree with Shapiro’s point that the fascistic worldview of the protesters is the problem. This is where Shariatmadari misses the issue completely. He created a big straw man by arguing that the admin is not at fault when that’s not really the argument at all. Personally, my belief is that the protesters cannot change because they truly believe that this is a life or death situation; if they do not stop the …show more content…
For the most part, colleges pride themselves with being the bastion of free thought and diversity. However, as this article shows, with their emphasis on subjects like gender studies, their main focus now appears to be conformity. Especially after seeing how Shapiro and Yiannopoulos were welcomed, they aren't keen on presenting diverse thought either. Although the protests may not be directly the admin’s fault, students are, by definition, the product of education. I shouldn't dive deep into the other articles, but would these students act this way if their education was how the author says it should be? Would they devalue freedom of speech after studying the ideas that sparked events such as the American and french revolutions? Perhaps not, but either way, the ideas contained in historical writings are important to cultivating

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