A campus coffee shop at Fordham University booted the College Republicans because the group’s Make America Great Again caps were too controversial for the shop’s other customers to bear, according to a new story from Campus Reform. In yet another ridiculous “safe space” story, conservatives are once again shown to be the new pariahs of 21st century academia, not even able to enjoy a cup of coffee and some fellowship with friends without inspiring the ire of deadly-serious liberal millennials – students who cannot BEAR the thought of sharing their campus with people who (GASP) disagree with them on political issues.
According to the report, the manager of Rodrigue’s Coffee Shop, which is run by a campus student club, grew irritated when the College Republicans set up at a table and began quietly doing their homework in their MAGA caps. She came over and warned them that they would have to leave.
“This is a community standard,” she said. “You are wearing hats that completely violate safe space policy. You have to take it off or you have to go.”
When pressed for a reasonable explanation for this ridiculous ejection, the manager says, “I am protecting my customers.”
“We are your customers,” one of the College Republicans pointed out.
“I don’t want people like you supporting this club,” she said. “No one here wants people like you supporting our club. I am giving you five minutes.”
One of the students then demanded a refund, but the manager wasn’t having it. Once again, she insisted that they were in violation of the shop’s safe space policy and that they would either have to remove their MAGA hats or get out. This inspired one of the students to ask her what message she thought the hats stood for, to which the manager replied: “Fascism! Nazis!”
And when someone acts like that, what can you do other than maybe look at your friends and twirl your finger around your ear in the time-honored “cuckoo” gesture?
In comments to Campus Reform, the College Republicans explained that they weren’t trying to cause trouble but rather test the rumor that conservatives were not welcome at the coffee shop.
“We went there because we wanted to test the unwritten rule that conservatives were banned from that coffee shop,” one member said. “We went there and just started doing some homework and studying. Then we were asked to leave. We are tuition paying students, therefore we should be able to use any building on campus that we want. This school is over $70,000 a year in tuition, therefore I feel that I have the right to go into all of the buildings that other students are allowed to go into. I also have the right to wear what I want to wear and express my own political views.”
Welp, not in 2017, where conservative views on college campuses are seen as identical to those of NAZIs.
And yet, who is actually suppressing freedom…?