The double standard for student speech is playing out again at UC Davis. The Sacramento Bee reports that Occupy UC Davis has moved its operations from “a tent encampment” (seriously, who likes camping for months on end?) to the vacant Cross Cultural Center on campus, and plan to occupy it permanently. In response, the UC Davis sent in campus police and arrested the students for trespassing, right? Wrong. The Bee reports:
Campus officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.
“We’ll be monitoring it and making decision based on the overall best interest of the university,” said Claudia Morain, a spokeswoman for the university.
If this had been a Christian or pro-life student group, you can be sure that campus police would have moved in immediately. Universities barely let Christian and pro-life students hold signs or hand out leaflets on campus without threatening arrest, let alone occupy an entire building.
Maybe one day campus administrators will wait-and-see that Christian and pro-life speech isn’t so bad after all.