Therese Purcell, President of Young Americans for Freedom, wanted to bring an open dialogue about racism to the University of Buffalo campus. Instead of open dialogue, she was chased by fellow students who yelled, “No justice, no peace.”
Purcell invited Black Republican Lt. Col. Allen West to speak on campus about overcoming racism in his own life.
Allen West, a 61-year-old retired US Army lieutenant colonel and former leader of the Texas Republican Party, believes that given his background of being born in a hospital, he should be able to express his opinions on race and Americanism Sharing exceptionalism became disconnected from growing up in the hoods of Atlanta.
Purcell said in an interview with Fox News that hundreds of people turned out for West’s speech. She said hundreds more were on hold and unable to enter the venue.
Purcell says that after the speech, the protesters began banging on the walls and yelling, “No peace, no peace.”
“I took her at face value” says Purcell. “They tried to disrupt the meeting. It got crazy when we were about to leave.”
“I followed Mr. West outside when they were yelling at us and I got separated by the police, they were protecting Colonel West.”
“I decided to turn around and walk peacefully back to my car and I realized I was the target of the protesters and 200 fellow students started chasing me and yelling and yelling ‘Go get them, the girl in the red dress.”
After successfully dodging the mob, Ms. Purcell heard them outside her hideout. “Where is she?” Therese heard her scream. From there, she called 911.
She says the mob continued to stalk other Young Americans For Freedom members and attacked at least one young man, kicking and hitting him.
The protests were sparked because those involved disagreed with one black man’s optimism about the potential of black people in America. West points out that he thinks the young protesters would rather have a victim mentality than try to make things right.
West gave an interview with FoxNews.
“My elementary school was right across from the Ebenezer Baptist Church. So if you want to talk about race and American emergency why not a black man who was born 61 years ago in a black only hospital who rose through the ranks to become a lieutenant colonel when his father was a non-commissioned officer in the US -state was segregated army, became a member of the United States House of Representatives. But these children want to be victims. They don’t want to hear that. They’re very militant, they’re very radical, and I’m glad we exposed them.”
The University at Buffalo released a statement after the incident.
The University at Buffalo is deeply committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all people and a place where freedom of expression occurs without threats and in a respectful and civil manner.
The university is conducting a thorough review of the events and activities leading up to, during and after a performance by former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West, including posting anonymous social media messages threatening students who opposed West’s speech and harassment of students protest after the speech.
“These events do not define who we are as a university, nor do they define who we want to be,” said Barbara Ricotta, Dean of Studies at UB. “As a university community, we will continue to strive to be a place where all students can express themselves, be heard and live their lives in a welcoming and safe environment that values diversity and inclusion.”
As a public university, all members of the UB community and invited guests have the right to peacefully express their views and opinions, regardless of whether others disagree.
This includes the right of individuals to oppose the views or opinions of others – including peaceful protest – but not in a way that restricts or prevents the speaker’s freedom of expression or disrupts the running of the university.
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