This article was published in The Washington Examiner on April 10:
Retired Lt. Col. Allen West reflected on needing a police escort to exit a speaking event at the University of Buffalo after Black Lives Matter activists shut it down, noting that he remembers an earlier time when he would have needed an escort on a college campus.
West was speaking at an event sponsored by the University of Buffalo’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter Thursday in New York when a black female student scolded him for “ignoring the struggle of your own people” and validating conservative views of people she referred to as “oppressors.”
The former Republican Florida congressman’s speech was titled “America is Not Racist.” West, who is black, was most recently the chairman of the Texas Republican Party and lost in the Republican primary in this year’s election to be Texas governor.
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