ETSU Becomes Battleground For Conservative Vs. Leftist Politics

Apr 14, 2023 | Political News

Last night at 7pm on the Eastern Tennessee State University Campus, The Conservative Coalition of ETSU in co-sponsorship with Young Americas Foundation hosted conservative powerhouse Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire. Knowles is also the best-selling author of the 2021 release “Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds”.

Prior to the event, the students in both the Conservative Coalition group as well as other conservative groups on campus, have been receiving intimidation and threats of violence if they follow through with the event. 

The Tennessee Conservative spoke first to Rachel Harrington, a student who is a board member of the on-campus chapter of CCA, who conveyed that things have been getting more hostile between the campus conservative groups and those who oppose their values. Particularly vocal are the on-campus members of the group Young Democratic Socialists of America.

The ire began last semester when the conservative group hosted a viewing of Matt Walsh’s film on campus, “What Is A Woman?”. Rachel explained that it was supposed to be a very casual event because they had a speaker coming in directly after the movie. Once the opposition groups on campus received word about the showing, there were protests organized against it, which according to Rachel, only drew an even larger crowd to see the film.