A new wheeze. Straight outta Mar-a-Lago. Free Speech as excuse for racism, and shutting down "Cultural Marxism". Or the Jews, anyway... Brought to you by that walking orchidectomy Toby Young, and others.
The activities and funding of these pricks, Spiked crew et al., are worth keeping an eye on in the rest of the articleThe Education Secretary’s proposal to regulate free speech at universities by appointing a national ‘free speech champion’at the Office for Students (OfS) came from an academic defender of white identity politics who has argued that ethnic diversity in itself increases “white threat perceptions”.
Professor Eric Kaufmann, of Birkbeck College, is an advisor to the Free Speech Union run by Toby Young – the disgraced former OfS appointee who resigned from the role after critics highlighted his history of bigoted tweets.
Kaufmann first proposed the idea of a “national academic freedom champion” at the OfS to investigate alleged breaches of free speech rights in a co-authored report published by the Policy Exchange think tank in November 2019. Kaufmann joined the advisory board of the Free Speech Union when it launched in February 2020, when Young publicly endorsed Kaufmann’s proposal.
Young’s influence on the Government’s latest proposals raises questions, given his own role in defending scientific racism and biological theories of racial and gender inequalities.
Byline Times has previously exposed his defence of pseudoscience funded by the Pioneer Fund – a neo-Nazi eugenics foundation established in 1937. Among other things, the Fund’s affiliated authors – several of whom Young has openly supported – claim that black people have lower IQs than white people.