Prison » UC Berkeley student paper refuses to publish conservative op-ed on DACA

Washington Examiner
January 30, 2018

The Daily Cal, the official student newspaper of the University of California, Berkeley, is refusing to publish a conservative opinion piece regarding students benefitting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The student author, Naweed Tahmas, is the external vice president of the Berkeley College Republicans and claims that the Daily Cal even commissioned his piece.

The paper took issue with a few of Tahmas’ claims, such as when student groups on campus wave the Mexican flag, it shows a loyalty to their homeland over the United States. According to the Daily Cal, “waving the Mexican flag is not illegal” and therefore Tahmas’ point is moot.

In the op-ed submission, Tahmas also claims that “poverty and violence [is] characteristic of most of the world outside the West” to which the Daily Cal claims is untrue and therefore unpublishable.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:04 am

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