One of the co-founders of ACORN is coming to speak at Brown, according to The Providence Journal. After several employees were caught on tape giving advice on how to pay taxes and secure housing for a prostitution ring, most people on the Left, including President Obama, did the common sense thing and distanced themselves from the organization. But not Brown. Once again, the University has no shame when it comes to embracing left-wing activism. Below is our press release on the event:
Alumni Group Criticizes ACORN Speaker at Brown U.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Foundation for Intellectual Diversity today criticized plans to have ACORN co-founder Wade Rathke speak at the Brown University.
“Having the former leader of such a disgraced and discredited organization speak on campus certainly raises eyebrows,” said Stephen Beale, President of The Foundation for Intellectual Diversity, a Brown alumni organization.
“After several ACORN employees were caught on tape offering tax and housing advice to individuals posing as leaders of an underage prostitution ring, most Democrats, including President Obama, felt they could no longer be associated with such an organization—but apparently not Brown University,” Beale said. “Once again, Brown is living up to its reputation as an isolated outpost of left-wing political activism, no matter how deplorable and scandalous.”