[4/18/17] We named ourselves but you can’t name us
If you want a window into how progressive students are being taught to think at privileged, sheltered campuses, look no further than an open letter to the outgoing president of Pomona College from three self-identified black students.
Despite naming themselves in their open letter to David Oxtoby, the three authors demanded that Pomona expel the student journalists at The Claremont Independent if they published the authors’ names.
The conservative views of the Independent make it a frequent target at the private colleges that make up southern California’s Claremont Consortium.
Dray Denson, Avery Jonas and Shanaya Stephenson were responding to an April 7 email to the campus community by Oxtoby that criticized the mob tactics that shut down a “Blue Lives Matter” speech.
Oxtoby had written that the administration opposes “the acting of preventing others from engaging with an invited speaker,” in this case the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald:
Our mission is founded upon the discovery of truth, the collaborative development of knowledge and the betterment of society.
Oxtoby did not post his email on his Twitter profile, and Pomona’s social media do not acknowledge it either.