Last week, Victoria Gagliardo-Silver wrote an article titled White Privilege: A Conservative Issue. In this article, Gagliardo-Silver compels her readers to combat the issue of white privilege within American society. Citing evidence of personal experiences in which she was a victim of racism, as well as accusing President Trump of racism for calling former President Obama’s nation of origin into question. Gagliardo-Silver claims that white privilege exists in America and that white conservatives must live up to their rhetoric on equality. Of course, Gagliardo-Silver is not the only person to make this argument. But the problem with this idea, is that it is riddled with fallacies....Read More
Author: Jake Goldberg
Students Advocating for Students In addition to writing for The College Conservative, I am also the President of a non-profit organization called Students Advocating for Students (SAS). SAS is designed to educate students about their civil liberties and empower them to defend those civil liberties when they are threatened on college campuses. Some of SAS’s earlier work reached the mainstream media last fall, when we sought to reform Tufts University’s student conduct policies to ensure that Tufts’ codes provide First Amendment protections. In addition to protecting students’ free speech rights, SAS also seeks to make sure that students are...Read More
Over the next several weeks, various Senate committees will continue voting on President Trump’s nominees for positions within the Executive Branch. Chief among Trump’s appointments, Betsy DeVos began her Senate confirmation process on Tuesday, January 17, as Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education. DeVos was questioned by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions for over three hours. If confirmed by the Senate, DeVos will have a heavy hand to play in politically controversial issues, such as how to enhance our nation’s public schooling, how to utilize voucher programs, and what to do with federal academic standards and programs...Read More
Last week, the chairman of the San Diego Chargers Dean Spanos announced that his team will be relocating to Los Angeles. The unapologetic Spanos gave the following statement to ESPN during a phone interview: “I spent half my life [in San Diego]. I leave behind a lot of friends and lot of great memories, but life goes on. There are always a lot of changes in life, and we know this is not going to be easy. But we made a decision, we’re committed to it, and our family is 100 percent behind it. What’s happened has happened.” The...Read More
Earlier this week, Kentucky State Rep. Wesley Morgan introduced two very important bills before his state’s legislature. The first bill seeks to protect the due process rights of college students who are in campus disciplinary proceedings. The second bill seeks to preserve free speech rights for all college students on their campuses. At a time when these two civil liberties are slowly eroding on college campuses, the passage of these two bills would go a long way toward defending student rights within at least one of America’s states. Kentucky House Bill 126 Kentucky HB 126, also known as the Student and...Read More
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