Students say objective truth is ‘white supremacist’ idea
A group of California college students belonging to the five-school Claremont Consortium says objective truth is a “myth” espoused by white supremacists.
Pomona College President David Oxtoby recently released a statement in defense of free speech after conservative Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute had an event derailed at nearby Claremont McKenna College.
His missive was met with a list of demands by minority students who called Ms. MacDonald “a white supremacist fascist supporter of the police state,” and objective truths — as found in the Declaration of Independence — “a means of silencing oppressed peoples.”
The letter, written by Pomona students Dray Denson, Avery Jonas and Shanaya Stephenson, received 22 cosigners. Supporters said that shutting down conservative speakers like Ms. MacDonald is a valid option for activists since such speaking engagements constitute “a form of violence.”
Ms. MacDonald is an author and contributing editor at the conservative publication City Journal. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and other newspapers.