Purdue University student Joshua Nash, a biology major and a gay conservative, is facing disciplinary action from his school for criticizing the “Black Lives Matter” movement on Facebook:
“Black Lives Matter is trash because they do not really care about black lives. They simply care about making money and disrupting events for dead people.”
He said the comment was later reported, removed, and his account faced suspension for a month. Then, Nash received a summons from Purdue’s Director of Student Assistance, Leadership, and Conduct.
The summons states, “I have received a report from a community member regarding alleged comments that you made on Facebook. I have scheduled a required Administrative Meeting so that I can get more detailed information.”
Nash says “attempting to silence students with subjective controversial opinions is completely and utterly absurd, and a direct attack on free speech.” The student also received online threats from fellow students over his post.
“I think the government and public universities are indirectly responsible for the death threats I’ve been receiving,” Nash says. “People, especially students, have been led to believe it is illegal for someone to speak out against them with words that can be seen as ‘harmful.’ … These students are so adamant about protecting their rights, protecting their feelings, that they don’t realize what they’re doing … threatening to literally kill someone.”
— [CENSORED] ✘ (@ConservativeJZN) July 7, 2016
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