Each generation looks back at the generation behind it and weeps. Surely these children will be the death of our society, they think. Well, people looking at the current crop of American college students — and the administrators who enable them — while thinking such things may very well be right.
On top of the myriad other nonsense on college campuses, it now seems that some professors are being investigated for admitting that the Official Line ™ isn’t the only opinion out there:
Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints.
The complaints were made to Northern Colorado’s “Bias Response Team,” an Orwellian office on campus that asks students to report their peers and professors for anything that upsets or offends them. When the news outlet Heat Street made an open records request for some of the complaints, it discovered that two students had become so upset about having to hear an opinion they disagreed with they filed reports with school administrators.
And rather than telling the students to buck up because they might hear those opinions outside of college or on the news or in the media, the schools told the professors to stop teaching that there’s an alternate viewpoint.
In at least one of the cases, a transgendered student was offended merely because the professor acknowledged the opinion that some believe transgender isn’t a real thing.
He’s not accused of arguing that position, even for the sake of argument. Nope. Just admitting that it exists was too offensive.
Whether transgender is a real thing, a psychological condition, or the result of a science fiction experiment brought to life by a howler monkey on meth is irrelevant. Honestly, the professor not having expressed his personal opinions on the matter is irrelevant. What is relevant is that American college students just can’t handle opinions different from their own.
This is just another element in a phenomenon many have been watching since the fiasco at the University of Missouri brought whiny college liberal tantrums to our attention. These students, who are allegedly adults, are unable to handle even the concept that someone doesn’t conform to their worldview.
To make matters worse, colleges have been giving into their demands. Most of these colleges accept taxpayer money while deeming those taxpayers’ opinions unworthy of even being heard in the halls of academia.
For the students who prefer this world, take this bit of advice to heart: Life is hard. Wear a helmet.