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‘First Amendment Support Team' at SUNY New Paltz Suspended After Complaints From BLM

Added 11-29-20 11:38:02am EST - “"will uphold white supremacy, white patriarchal paternalism, and white fragility"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “'First Amendment Support Team' at SUNY New Paltz Suspended After Complaints From BLM”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The argument here by BLM is that the group supporting the First Amendment would lead to violence and racism. This same tired argument has been used to shut down free speech at many schools.

The State University of New York New Paltz suspended a group on campus that aimed to keep protests peaceful and free of violence after pressure from the university’s Black Lives Matter chapter.

According to The New Paltz Oracle, the First Amendment Support Team (FAST) was designed to ensure that protests are not violating any laws, was protested by the school’s local BLM chapter.

The chapter claimed in a petition that FAST “will serve to perpetuate the violence of anti-Black racism on the campus of SUNY New Paltz.”

Their concern sprung from a portion of the FAST’s website section on “Problematically Disruptive Protests.” Protests would be classified as such if there was a “threat of physical harm to persons,” or “Protestors entering any private office without permission,” or even the, “Significant disruption of the normal operations of the University.” If any of these conditions existed, then the school had a list of actions that could be taken.

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