Skip to comments.Speech and Tolerance in America
Posted on 09/28/2021 4:03:40 PM PDT by daniel1212
Nearly three‐fourths (71%) of Americans [even 4 years ago] believe that political correctness has done more to silence important discussions our society needs to have. A little more than a quarter (28%) instead believe that political correctness has done more to help people avoid offending others.
Excluding a speaker who would disrespect police, Democrats are about 15 to 30 points more likely than Republicans to say each of these speakers should not be allowed to speak.
The survey finds that many microaggressions that colleges and universities advise faculty and students to avoid aren’t considered offensive by most African Americans and Latinos. The percentage who say these microaggressions are not offensive are as follows:
The one microaggression that African Americans (68%) agree is offensive is telling a racial minority, “you are a credit to your race.” Latinos are evenly divided.
Democratic and Republican students see their college campuses differently. A majority (59%) of Republican college students believe that most faculty members are liberal. In contrast, only 35% of Democratic college students agree most professors are liberal.
The one microaggression that African Americans (68%) agree is offensive is telling a racial minority, “you are a credit to your race.”
Wow. A survey that confirms liberals have different genetic make up than normal folk.
Actually, all humor aside, "While the sequence of DNA may not be affected by your environment, the way genes work—called gene expression—can."
DNA is like a book about how to build a person, and genes are like sentences. So can these sentences be changed? According to Cedar, these letters are written in ink. You can’t add or modify them. But “it turns out that this text can be annotated,” he said. The secret to this change is “methyl groups.” These chemicals “tell the cells what should be read and what should not be read,” Cedar told us. They’re sort of like a black marker that you can use to cross out sentences, a process unsurprisingly called “methylation.” DNA may be unchangeable, but methyl groups are different. “Methylation can be changed.” This means your body-making instructions can change too.
Mounting evidence suggests that environmental factors such as smoking, diet and stress, can leave their mark on the genes of your children and grandchildren.
The proper response to offensive or stupid speech is intelligent (and in some cases, bitingly sarcastic) speech, not the jackboot of government thugs or government approved Browns Shirts.
That is 3 years old...everything is likely even more polarized now.
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