Conservative activist Chris Rufo argued that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies “undermine the principles of liberal education” during his “Laying Siege to Institutions” event at the University of Colorado Boulder on Wednesday.
CU Benson Center
Last month law professor Todd Zywicki spoke at the Steamboat Institute’s Freedom Conference, an annual gathering of conservative pundits and professionals that has veered further right in recent years. David O. Williams previewed the event for the Colorado Times Recorder.
New Era Colorado, a nonprofit political advocacy group, has once again demanded that the University of Colorado Boulder close its Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization — a bastion of conservative thought at the school that’s become notorious for some of the controversial scholars it’s employed.
A period of U.S. history in the 1950’s known as the “Lavender Scare,” when thousands of queer people in government positions were fired without due process, leading to the painful public outings of gay people and the suicides of former government workers, is comparable to being conservative in today’s America.