ACLU vs. Black Lives Matter

Tom Ciccotta

Black Lives Matter Students Shut Down ACLU Event, Argue ‘Liberalism Is White Supremacy’; A Black Lives Matter Activist group at The College of William & Mary shut down an ACLU Free Speech Event On The Basis That “Liberalism Is White Supremacy”., October 5, 2017.

The Black Lives Matter group at the College of William & Mary derailed a campus event hosted by the ACLU. The event, which was titled “Students and the First Amendment,” was a lecture being offered by ACLU staffer and W&M alumna Claire Gastanaga. The student group live-streamed their protest effort on Facebook. The video shows the students storming the stage shortly after the lecture began. For nearly 20 minutes, the students chanted, drowning out the speaker. “ACLU, you protect Hitler, too,”  “the revolution will not uphold the Constitution,” and “Liberalism is white supremacy.”

The protest was supposedly a statement against the ACLU’s decision to defend the Charlottesville rally that took place on the University of Virginia’s campus in August. After the chanting went on for almost 20 minutes, the event’s organizers pulled the plug on the lecture. […]