Instead, Canizares-Esguerra and Timmons explicitly frame the conflict as a racial one, with supporters of gun rights cast as white racial oppressors who are the heirs of slavery, Jim Crow, and other acts of “settler colonialism.”“We are witnessing the great ideological return of settler colonialism,” they say. “America has all along been about the sheer display of white male power (with guns): over Indians, over slaves, over females, over Mexicans, over Asians, over African Americans, and over Arabs. [The] return of the vigilante movement is a giant, collective white push back against the Civil Rights Movement and against the unintended consequences of globalization,migration, and demography.”
The two authors also make the unusual argument that Texas’s concealed carry law is unconstitutional because it results in the suppression of free speech.
“When a student brings a gun into our individual first -amendment [sic] right to control the bond of trust and community that is constitutionally under our care,” they say. “Yes, this is a classroom he has privileged his individual right over our right to establish and control the bond of trust and community in the classroom necessary to teach. The mere presence of guns can intimidate and thwart free speech.”
So I guess I missed the part in the new law where it says only White People can carry on Campus. If any one of my readers care to point out where can I find it, I would appreciate it so much.
And as for the intimidation and thwart factors: I seem to recall that there is a great push for restricting speech on campus, but it is actually coming from the Liberal Left and at full speed. The recent recorded events at the University of Missouri where not only journalists were blocked from doing their jobs, but journalism professors were the ones directing the suppression of speech are just a recent example of it.
The guy in the glasses at the beginning (Professor Richard Callahan) is married to the redhead at the end of the video (Melissa Click, assistant professor of mass media.) Both do their earnest to crush First Amendment Rights.
Ain’t academic freedom wonderful?
Save your money, send your kids to technical school. They will end up with a career that would actually make more money than a major in Spiritual basket-weaving in the Neolithic Era.