Sep 1, 2007
Before rightwing hatemonger and racist Ann Coulter picks up a cool $30,000 next month speaking at Cleary University’s Economic Club Speakers Luncheon Series, the queen of hate is traveling the Midwest, when she’s not on faux news, selling her own brand of hate, and on Thursday she will be at Xavier University in Cincinnati raking in $25,0000, hosted by the Xavier University College Republicans, in conjunction with the Young America’s Foundation.
The majority of students, at least the reasonable ones, were outraged, so instead of fighting a losing battle and giving her even more publicity, they started a blog with the most excellent name of “Counter Coulter” and began a much better alternative than listing to hate speech for an hour. The price of admission to hear Coulter rant for an hour is $5 for non-students, so a coalition of student and progressive groups that stand for fairness and tolerance and are the targets of Coulter’s hateful attacks figured out if every student at the university gave $5 it would equal her fee, and they used her as a fundraiser. The coalition included Equality Ohio, Progress Ohio, People for the American Way, The Human Rights Campaign, National Organization for Women – Cincinnati, Equality Cincinnati and Democracy for Cincinnati.
The coalition waged a "Thank Ann Coulter" campaign to raise money, and they more than raised her speaking fee, reaching their goal of $25,000. Now, they are going for $30,000. While Coulter is spreading her hate to the faithful Young Republicans, a celebratory rally will be held on the other side of the Xavier where the group will present checks to student groups like Xavier Alliance, the Xavier Women's Center, the Black Student Association and others. These are groups Coulter regularly attacks.
For the first time in her life Ann Coulter is doing some good. Although there appears little we can do to counter Coulter’s appearance here in Michigan, we can still help our neighbors to the south and still donate to Counter Coulter.
Congratulations to the students and their supporters at Xavier University.