Published On: Wed, Feb 28th, 2018

Iowa’s Cornell College student government labels Turning Point USA ‘hateful, sexist, racist’

Student government leaders at a Cornell College in Iowa recently refused to recognize a campus chapter of a popular conservative and pro-capitalism student organization, claiming the group is “hateful, sexist, racist” and engages in “discriminatory” behavior.

The Student Senate at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, refused to officially recognize a campus chapter of Turning Point USA because the “concerns regarding this potential student organization outweighed the group’s potential contributions to campus,” according to a written “rationale” of the decision obtained by The College Fix.

“These concerns were highlighted by the conflict between the values and policies of Cornell College and the actions of Turning Point USA leaders, members, sponsored speakers, or programs that included: hateful, sexist, racist, or otherwise demeaning or discriminatory messages; and, slandering college employees and attempting to restrict free speech through the Professor Watchlist,” states the document, provided to The Fix by student senate President Ethan Berube.

By not recognizing the group, Turning Point USA would not be able to have access to funds collected from student fees. The Fix also notes that “they cannot rent campus facilities at steeply discounted rates, or for free, and they are also usually barred from participating in recruitment efforts and other campus activities.”

When asked by The College Fix for examples of the “hateful, sexist, racist or otherwise demeaning and discriminatory” behavior from Turning Point USA, Berube did not respond.

The senate cited other Turning Point chapters’ hosting of Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay conservative controversial speaker, as well as Turning Point USA “affirmative action bake sales” and the organization’s Professor Watchlist, which monitors progressive bias on American college campuses.

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