Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: You can’t say that!
First, a little mood music:
Colleges now-a-days are not about developing the mind, but closing it off to incorrect thinking, and moreover, to any thinking that isn’t sufficiently doubleplusgood enough…
“Justine Schwarz, a residential adviser at the University of Minnesota, lost her job because program administrators thought she was insufficiently committed to promoting social justice.
“‘[She] has not demonstrated a commitment to social justice growth and promotion to residents,’ a director wrote in his review of Schwarz.
“Furthermore, Schwarz liked to ‘play devil’s advocate’ when talking with other people about ‘diversity and social justice.’ Schwarz’s zeal for wide-ranging debate on these subjects called into question whether she could be trusted to behave like a good social justice advocate, according to the review.”
Just a job? What about funding denied based on viewpoint-based discrimination?
“In ruling against a satirical student newspaper that sued the University of California-San Diego after it was defunded for mocking safe spaces, Judge Jeffrey Miller appeared to validate Jim Crow-era discrimination…
“[The] ruling against The Koala […] could “gut civil rights law for speakers well beyond campus publications'”
At least those previous instances happened in a country protected by the 1st Amendment. Others are not so lucky. In the U.K., a student group was actively censored for its doubleplusungood expression of thoughtcrime.
What were they censored over? Complaining about censorship, of course!
This time, at least, there was pushback, and a partial relenting of the censorship of anti-censorship students… for now.
It’s only a matter of time until this spreads from campuses into your life… if it hasn’t already.
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