May 12, 2015

SOME LIBERALS GET IT:   . . . but progressives never will.  Kirsten Powers has a Daily Beast piece, “How Liberals Ruined College” in which she acknowledges (as the subject of her new book) that the academy is a festering pile of progressive intolerance:

On today’s campuses, left-leaning administrators, professors, and students are working overtime in their campaign of silencing dissent, and their unofficial tactics of ostracizing, smearing, and humiliation are highly effective. But what is even more chilling—and more far reaching—is the official power they abuse to ensure the silencing of views they don’t like. They’ve invented a labyrinth of anti-free speech tools that include “speech codes,” “free speech zones,” censorship, investigations by campus “diversity and tolerance offices,” and denial of due process. They craft “anti-harassment policies” and “anti-violence policies” that are speech codes in disguise. 

Indeed.  It’s getting scary.  Just as the Phi Delta Theta fraternity members who were recently suspended from Washburn University’s chapter over text messages that made (gasp!) sexual comments about women and girls.

UPDATE:  Fixed broken link.  :)

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