Campus Bigotry 101: Left-tilt Student Groups at ASU Want Rittenhouse Barred

Kyle Rittenhouse survived a court trial, but will he escape attacks by left-leaning students at Arizona State University? (Screen snip, YouTube,NBC Chicago)

U.S.A.-( Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old exonerated by a Kenosha, Wisconsin jury of murder who claimed on the witness stand he wants to study nursing at Arizona State University may get a course he hadn’t planned on, about social bigotry, and his critics are planning a Wednesday rally at the ASU campus to press their demands.

The event will be held this Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

The New York Post is reporting how “leftist” student groups at ASU “are campaigning to get Kyle Rittenhouse kicked out of his studies — calling him a racist, “blood-thirsty murderer” even though the teen was acquitted of all charges.”

The Guardian describes this bunch as “a small but vocal alliance of left-leaning students.” Their report notes Rittenhouse has been taking a “virtual class” rather than actually attending the university.

Fox News identified the groups as Students for Socialism, Students for Justice in Palestine, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU. The network quoted from their “demand” letter which states, “Even with a not-guilty verdict from a flawed ‘justice’ system – Kyle Rittenhouse is still guilty to his victims and the families of those victims…Join us to demand from ASU that those demands be met to protect students from a violent blood-thirsty murderer.”

Here are their demands:

  1. Withdraw Kyle Rittenhouse from ASU
  2. Release a statement against white supremacy & racist murderer Kyle Rittenhouse
  3. Reaffirm support for the multicultural center on campus as a space safe from white supremacy
  4. Redirect funding from ASU PD to support the multicultural center and the establishment of a CAARE center on campus.

Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts following a week-long trial and more than three days of deliberations by a jury of seven women and five men. He had been charged after shooting three men—two fatally and one wounded—during a riot in Kenosha in August 2020. He claimed to have acted in self-defense, using a semi-auto rifle he was carrying.

Fox News quoted an unidentified spokesperson for the Students for Socialism group who asserted, “The goal of these demands is to let the ASU administration know that we as the ASU community do not feel safe knowing that a mass shooter, who has expressed violent intentions about ‘protecting property’ over people, is so carelessly allowed to be admitted to the school at all.” The spokesperson said the campus is “already unsafe.”

The university released a statement, “Kyle Rittenhouse has not gone through the admissions process with Arizona State University and is not enrolled in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.” Fox noted ASU has confirmed that Rittenhouse “enrolled as a non-degree seeking ASU Online student for the session that started Oct. 13, 2021, which allows students access to begin taking classes as they prepare to seek admission into a degree program at the university.”

On the stand, Rittenhouse testified he wanted to seek a career in nursing.

An article in The Atlantic analyzes the Rittenhouse “problem” facing university officials who seem to have determined they are smarter than a jury.

Rittenhouse, who reportedly hasn’t filed defamation lawsuits against anyone so far, might have even more potential defendants in such actions if this discrimination effort continues. As reported by KNPX, this is not the first time a Rittenhouse related problem has sprung up on the ASU campus.

“A Republican student group at the university received backlash last year for raising money for the 17-year-old gunman’s defense fund,” the station reported.

In the aftermath of his mid-November acquittal, rumors and social media have raised the potential for massive civil lawsuits against any number of people and news agencies, and perhaps even Joe Biden, for labelling the teen a “white supremacist” and “vigilante” last year following the incident.

Rittenhouse has become something of a folk hero among many conservatives, The Guardian reported.

However, there is more to the story than the teen, and that is the impact this case might have had on self-defense. As things stand now, the Rittenhouse verdict leaves the act of self-defense essentially unscathed. Contrary to what some on the left have been claiming, the verdict did not essentially put an “open season” on protesters, but it did reaffirm the right of people to defend themselves against physical attack.

Meanwhile, an Op-Ed published by the Duluth News Tribune takes issue with gun prohibition lobbying groups using the Kenosha case to push a gun control agenda. Moms Demand Action released an email blast ten days ago declaring the Kenosha verdict “a miscarriage of justice and an indictment of our broken criminal justice system.”

“A white teenager got his hands on a semi-automatic rifle,” the Moms group declared, “showed up to a demonstration for Black Lives, fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, and he wasn’t held accountable.”

It wasn’t a demonstration; it was a riot. The three men Rittenhouse shot were all white. And as the Op-Ed in Duluth—co-authored by gun rights leader Alan Gottlieb and this correspondent—observed, “Anti-gunners don’t really care about the people he shot, only what he shot them with, and so long as it advances their narrative.”


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Typical indoctrinated Marxists at ASU want to control who can be educated in communist environment . Kyle is better off not attending the brainwashing ASU and associating with anti American Marxists ! FUCK ASU and all the communists that attend thier .



Wild Bill

ASU = Ascended Socialist University.


He has already withdrawn from ONLINE courses. That’s how he was attending. It doesn’t matter. Once he finishes with all of the defamation suits he won’t have to work a day in his life & his grandkids will be trust fund babies. There truly are two separate & distinguishable groups within our once great nation.

Last edited 1 year ago by Nurph

Problem is that these groups have THIN SKIN, so you can’t say really what you would like to say to them, it will OFFEND THEM, F/U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wild Bill

Where did some many people get the notion that they have the Right to manipulate or cancel other people. Maybe a new intentional tort should be developed: attempted cancelation.


Yes but how many murderers, rapists and other criminal felons have been allowed into ASC faculty and student ranks?


More money for Kyle after slander suits against 3 organizations, more money for Kyle from ASU if they deny his civil rights. Sounds like a happy ending to me!


What this country needs right now is 74 million+, like Kyle Rittenhouse; if for no other reason than to turn the leftist socialist morons into “swamp butter”!


Kyle should make a career out of suing detractors that have no basis in their claims. The list keeps growing and it would be a great hobby if he follows it. Winning millions would be more of a reward for him than going to school and working in a profession that is being manipulated by lies and conflicts of interest.


so full auto is a must and 50 bmg is a good choice


Some of those morons at ASU deserve to have someone go “Rittenhouse” on them for the good of the state, the nation and the species in general.


Frightened little bigots, that think they are social justice warriors,
are whining and pissing themselves. They only just discovered that
the concept of self defense is still valid in America, and that one day
their idiocy may be tested. . . With results unkind to them.
The presence of KR, actually among them, might bring them to question
what they think they know. Their lifelong indoctrination, restrains their
capacity for self reflection.


This is really a good thing. Just think about all the money Rittenhouse can be awarded from law suits. He’ll be getting paid for the rest of his life and, never have to actually go to college or even get a job.


Maybe he should Hillsdale College if he really wants a College degree.
I am sure he would be excepted…

Henry Bowman

Leftists want you to lay down and die for them. Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe distilled the argument thusly: “There can be no tolerance for communists and Democrats in a libertarian society.” A lot of us wear Gadsden snake T-shirts, hats and bumper stickers; “Don’t tread on me” – except the Left Mob wants to tread on you every chance they get. Soros-backed DA’s let them skate for all the violence they do, but you are simultaneously not allowed to save your own life when the MOB calls for your MURDER. Kyle ought to ditch these losers and take his classes through… Read more »