Princeton Students Push For Hate-Free Campus; Abuse of Freedom of Speech & Racism Are Never Welcome [Video]By Khaleb Skye A. Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
Various school organizations and hundreds of students organize a protest dubbed as the "Rally for Hate-Free Princeton". On April 26, anyone could join the demonstration that takes place at Firestone Plaza, in front of the main library, at exactly 4 p.m. Hate speech is when freedom of expressions is used to attack a person or a group based on gender, race, religion, disability, or ethnic origin.
Apparently, per Planet Princeton, the school received a series of hate speech flyers posted on its buildings last week. For the record, this incident has already happened to other universities too. The flyers contained racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigrant comments. Princeton University officials immediately ordered the removal of the flyers after they got various complaints.
To better illustrate, some of the hate speech leaflets were posted to a door at Stanhope Hall. Others were found at the main entrance of the Center for Jewish Life, East Pyne Hall, and Murray-Dodge door. One witness informed authorities and said that a person wearing a ski mask and dark clothes taped the fliers.
Surprisingly, the papers also showed a contact number and a website for a "white nationalist organization". The planners of the protest include Woodrow Wilson School Resisting Hate, Princeton Private Prison Divest, Intersecting Queer Identities, Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton, and Princeton Citizen scientists. The Black Graduate Caucus, Latino Graduate Student Association, Princeton Advocates for Justice, Center for Jewish Life, and the Graduate Religious Life Council also take part.
On the other hand, a Princeton University Press release said that the school will host James A. Baker III, the 61st US Secretary of State and the White House Chief of Staff. He is set to talk about climate action and various conservative political principles. Entitled "A Conservative Approach To Climate Change", the seminar will happen on May 10 in McCosh Hall at 4:30 p.m. Baker graduated in this institution in 1952.