A fight over safe spaces and free speech erupted recently on a college campus in Canada, when a student weaing a red “Make America Great Again” hats was immediately attacked by a female student who called the hat “hate speech.”
The incident, captured on video, occurred at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Student Matt Linder came to school wearing the cap emblazoned with Donald Trump’s slogan. Fellow student Zoe Slusar accosted Linder and told him to remove it.
“You’re not allowed to share hate language at a University,” Slusar shouted at Linder. “Make America Great Again means Make America all for white people, no immigrants, no people of different sexual orientations.
“You’ve got to take the hat off or I am going to write the president of the University,” she continues. “It’s not allowed. It’s hate language on campus.”
In a later post on Facebook, Slusar said she was just trying to make sure the University lives up to its safe-space credentials. “Wearing a hat in support of a movement grown on the seeds of racism, bigotry and exclusion of diversity (sexual and cultural) could make some people afraid,” she wrote.
A school spokeswoman told the paper that security officials responded to the dust-up but that no sanctions are being contemplated.