“F*CK YOU, REPUBLICANS.”
That’s how UI Professor Ellen Lewin responded to a mass e-mail from the UI College Republicans about their annual “Conservative Coming Out Week.”
Her response to the e-mail underscores the issue the College Republicans were trying to publicize.
The perceived liberal majority on the UI campus can make life difficult for conservative students.
While this point is valid, any language equating the victimization of conservatives at the UI with the victimization of gay people is offensive.
In general, even if being a conservative on a liberal campus is difficult, ideological proclivity is not used as the basis to deny housing, employment, marriage rights, or immigration.
Iowa City and the surrounding region are so left-leaning that they are often jokingly referred to as “the People’s Republic of Johnson County.” This large liberal majority does have its effect on UI students.
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