Skip to comments.Freedom of speech is endangered on college campuses — and I’m fighting back
Posted on 07/31/2021 5:28:16 AM PDT by karpov
From the moment I stepped foot on campus at NYU three years ago, I’ve been taught that there is right-think and wrong-think. Everywhere I look, professors, administrators and peers all fervently parrot the same beliefs.
I have sat through orientation events that were highly politicized, assuming “community values” of radical progressivism — values I don’t share.
On the first day of the semester, a professor blatantly disparaged conservative politicians and their supporters as uneducated and ignorant. Even Mayor de Blasio intervened in October of 2018 to prevent right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking to a class of about 25 freshmen about political correctness after the campus erupted in outrage and Antifa threatened to shut down the event.
My experience is not unique. Across the nation, professors are espousing their own views at the lectern and thrusting politicized curricula upon students, teaching them what to think rather than how to think. Meanwhile, speech codes, safe spaces, trigger warnings and the conflation of speech with violence have all had a discernibly chilling effect on campus discourse. NYU identification cards even prominently display a bias report hotline to report any instances of offense. The resulting fear of saying the wrong thing or being behind on the latest political lingo is palpable.
Professors around the country now record their lectures as a safeguard against accusations of bias. Others provide exhaustive trigger warnings about anything that could be construed as even vaguely controversial. Students preface their points with, “I don’t mean to be offensive, but …” (for the record, they almost never are).
Today’s students recoil at the first hint of contention and demand insulation from controversial ideas. But, in the process of bubble-wrapping themselves, they undermine the very purpose of their education: the exploration of self that is paramount to intellectual maturity.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
The irony is that good, hard-working parents are paying these colleges to indoctrinate their kids and convert them to good little socialists.
Unless your kid is getting an engineering ,technical,medical,science,law degree you’re wasting your dough or theirs.
Doesn’t Ben Shapiro visit campuses and give free speech lectures?
“Stepped foot” must me a new or alternative way of writing “set foot.” Oh well. I have to go shop for some pilcils at Walmark.
““Stepped foot” must me a new or alternative way of writing “set foot.” Oh well. I have to go shop for some pilcils at Walmark.”
She’s from New York. Where people stand “on line”, not “in line”.
Every moment of indoctrination is a moment that lacks rigorous education in a field of study (unless that is some "studies" degree).
remember fellow slaves:
newspeak is the official language of New America because it has been devised by the Ministry of Truth to meet the ideological needs of NAMSOC or New American socialism. So, If you disobey the thought police you will be punished.
This quote from the article caught my eye:
“I analyze complaint letters from students and faculty
across the nation who feel their rights have been
violated. They reach out by the hundreds monthly.”
If this is true, then the time has come for the majority to speak up. Instead, except for a few brave men and women like the author, most cover their heads with their favorite blankets and pray no one will notice them. If the trend continues then, unlike the Greatest Generation, this generation will be the one that bids good bye to the American Dream and should be known as the Least Generation.
2017 example of one of the various college students' riots. They set fire to police cars and broken most of the class building windows on campuses in days when Ann Coulter and Shapiro speeches were scheduled.
Administrators quickly banned the speakers "because we care about the safety of our students." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvLPZjcxvCI
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