Not A Good Look: Cancel Culture Comes for Colleges as Graduation Season Begins

By Mike Fishmore | April 24, 2024

Disturbing tone

At the University of Southern California, a recent decision was made to cancel valedictorian Asna Tabassum's commencement speech in May, marking the first instance where USC has barred its top graduate from addressing the ceremony.

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University of Kentucky

College officials cited concerns over the "disturbing tone" of social media interactions following Tabassum's valedictorian announcement. 

Escalating tensions

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The escalating tensions in the United States due to the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, particularly after Hamas' aggressive actions against Israel on Oct. 7, have fueled this situation.