Does Tom Tancredo Count as an "Under-Represented Group"?


Former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo recently came to speak at the University of North Carolina about brown people taking our money illegal immigrants and in-state tuition benefits. Students engaged in an act of destructive free expression to shut him up. Now the same students demand that UNC adopt a policy that…limits free expression.

Raleigh's News & Observer covered the original protest. (Check the article for super-ironic yammering about "the right of the people to assemble and collectively speak.") After a few students disrupted Tancredo's speech and broke a window, a couple hundred protesters gathered outside the building where the speech was being held:

"We shut him down; no racists in our town," they shouted. "Yes, racists, we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!"

In the MyNC article linked above, Haley Koch, a student who was arrested for her involvement in the dust-up, rocks the cognitive dissonance like it's going out of style:

"[College is] a place where people should feel safe to be themselves and under-represented groups shouldn't feel that they have to be afraid when they walk around campus."