American universities are increasingly willing to shell out big bucks on political programming.
For instance, the University of Oregon dropped $25,000 on hiring 1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones to deliver a virtual speech. Purdue University paid critical race theorist Robin DiAngelo $7,000 for a similar lecture. Hannah-Jones discussed “racial inequality,” while DiAngelo told attendees that she tries to “be less white.”
When schools bankroll events related to the LGBTQ+ movement, the content tends to get even more bizarre. Before, during, and after “Pride Month,” once-great American universities routinely fund drag shows, “sex weeks,” and visits from raunchy activists.
Here are five examples.
University of Arkansas — “Yass, Hogs”
The University of Arkansas dropped $11,500 on a virtual drag show.
As Campus Reform revealed through a FOIA request, the payment — $10,000 of which came from student fees — funded 60 minutes of performance time from seven drag performers. One of the performers, Jaida Essence Hall, was the winner of the twelfth season of RuPaul’s Drag