Thursday, August 15, 2013

Breaking news: Alice Walker dis-invited to give speech at U of M

In a post today on her blog, Alice Walker, the award winning author of the Color Purple, wrote that she has been dis-invited from speaking at the University of Michigan. Walker was slated to speak at the 50th anniversary of the Center for Women. According to the blog post, the University withdrew "their invitation due to the removal of funding from the donors, because of their interpretation of Ms. Walker’s comments regarding Israel." It should be noted that Walker's latest book, The Cushion in the Road, has been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League as anti-Semitic.

H/T: D. Peltier

UPDATE: Apparently the Com as a much more thorough article on their site.


  1. The post on her blog is so reflective and understanding.

  2. What was the title of the proposed lecture? "Ignorance is a bliss"?

    Looking at her blog:

    "I deliberately watched none of the Zimmerman trial,"

    "Contemplating Zimmerman’s exoneration for the obvious murder of Trayvon Martin"

  3. Good, at least U-M had the cojones to disinvite a talentless hack.