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Duke Ellington school rejects 'cancel culture' with students trying to block fundraising event with Dave Chappelle

Added 11-12-21 10:17:02pm EST - “Students at the Duke Ellington School of Arts called for a fundraiser featuring Dave Chappelle to be cancelled over his recent Netflix special, but the school refused to give in to "cancel culture." Politico cited two students who…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Duke Ellington school rejects 'cancel culture' with students trying to block fundraising event with Dave Chappelle”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Students at the Duke Ellington School of Arts called for a fundraiser featuring Dave Chappelle to be cancelled over his recent Netflix special, but the school refused to give in to "cancel culture."

Politico cited two students who said their peers got angry when they were told to help set up an exhibition for the fundraising event with Chappelle. The event was to raise money to help pay for a new theater (which will be named after the comedian) at the school.

The students reportedly got into a heated debate with the faculty because they wanted to show support for their LGBTQ compatriots by refusing to honor Chappelle. They also considered a walkout.

Chappelle has been a longtime supporter of the school since graduating there in 1991. He credits the school with saving his life.

The school initially cancelled the fundraiser, but later released a statement in response to the students' furor, saying that it would be postponed until April.

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