Black conservative shouted down for speaking ‘against own people’
This article comes from CampusReform.org
by Gabriel Pietrorazio
New York Campus Correspondent
*Students protesters heckled and repeatedly shouted over former NFL star and conservative commentator Burgess Owens when he gave a speech at at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
*One student derided Owens as an Uncle Tom, while other protesters asked him accusatory questions and then shouted over him as he attempted to answer.
Former NFL star and conservative commentator Burgess Owens was heckled and shouted down by students for allegedly speaking “against” his “own people” at a lecture last month.
Owens routinely speaks on leadership, especially within the black community, and the opportunities America can provide for young black men, touching on similar topics during his speech at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he was hosted by Young Americans for Freedom.
While he was able to deliver his prepared remarks without incident, the audience repeatedly interrupted and insulted Owens during the question-and-answer portion of the talk, so much so that the moderator eventually had to shut it down.
In one case, after questioning Owens on his views of police brutality and the school-to-prison pipeline, both of which are issues Owens deals with in his work with the One Heart Project, the audience member proceeded to ask him “what was your name again?”