Good News! Univ. Of Michigan Reverses Decision To Cancel Screening Of “American Sniper”

Good News! Univ. Of Michigan Reverses Decision To Cancel Screening Of “American Sniper” After Football Coach Harbaugh Says Team Will Watch Film

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Great gnashing of teeth by defeated radicals on this one…


ANN ARBOR (AP) – A planned screening of the Iraq war drama “American Sniper” at the University of Michigan is back on after it had been canceled after complaints by students about portrayals of Arabs and the Middle East in the film.


The school tweeted out a statement saying the “decision to cancel not consistent w/high value @Umich places on freedom of expression.” That tweet was linked to the following statement by E. Royster Harper, the school’s vice president for student life:


It was a mistake to cancel the showing of the movie “American Sniper” on campus as part of a social event for students.


The initial decision to cancel the movie was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters. More

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