CUNY Students Tried to Shout Down Josh Blackman. Here's Why They Failed.
The children were upset. “That Blackman was eventually able to speak to the students in the audience who were interested in an exchange of ideas is evidence that administrators can prevent radical students from shutting down students—and that they can do so peacefully, without arresting or punishing the hecklers. The tide began to turn against the activists only after a CUNY administrator stood up and said the following: All right, listen. Everybody stop. Let me tell you something. The university rules are people get to speak. You may protest. You may protest. But you may not keep anyone from speaking. If you do, I have other things to do, I will be back. Or you can resolve this yourselves. Or you can have me resolve it. "We're not children!" one of the activists fired back. "You can't talk to us like that!" But the balance of power had shifted, and a few minutes later, the hecklers gave up and left.”