Reaction to letter posted at UCCS

Transcript: 08/25/2017: KKTV (CBS)  … update … the community is reacting to a newsletter posted on the university of colorado, colorado springs campus. the letter states military veterans should be banned from 4-year- universities and compares the military culture to white supremacist groups. we first brought you this story last night at 10, several viewers asked 11 news to look into the origin of the newsletter. 11 news reporter jessica leicht has been looking into this all day. she joins us now live from the u-c-c-s campus. jess, what have you learned? the chancellor issued this statement today. it says the flyer stands at the inrting live itersection of 2 core values for u-c-c-s and higher education. the chancellor says on one hand, they recognize the right of people to express their viewpoints, even when those viewpoints are offensive to many in our community. but he says on the other hand, respect for the right of someone to speak should never be taken as endorsing the viewpoints that someone has expressed. the viewpoints that the authors express are against the law. u-c-c-s does not discriminate against veterans, but even more fundamentally they do not discriminate on any basis. i talked to one veteran, who is a student at the university… he says he was upset when he saw the letter. timothy lorenzen/veteran 6.36.46.22 “i wanted to know who sent this, i wanted to know why they sent this because i mean i understand freedom of speech but you know if one group can say something discriminatory against a group and that opens all the other groups to start and then you’re going to have hatred on campus which is the last thing you wa the university says the group who wrote this letter, titled social justice collective weekly is not affiliated with the college. but it is free speech and the group can post what they want. coming up on 11 news at 5:30, we’ll hear from another veteran whose reaction to this letter may not be what you expect. reporting live in colorado springs, jessica leicht kktv 11 news. …