College Republicans under fire for hosting conservative speakers at Columbia


College Republicans are now under investigation by the Student Conduct Office at Columbia University after the student government voted Sunday night to report them for discrimination and harassment.

The matter in dispute is a series of talks organized by the group, Columbia University College Republicans (CUCR), which according to some includes speakers who promote hatred against people of color and other minorities.

The Columbia University Black Students’ Organization (BSO) targeted the Republican group with a petition, demanding they be defunded and derecognized as a legitimate organization and that their funding is redistributed to student groups “who are targets of this hateful ideology” — they cite self-identified Muslim, women and trans groups, among others.

BSO claimed recent speakers Mike Cernovich and Tommy Robinson “pose a literal threat” to them.

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