“Academic Cesspools”

Walter Williams on that topic, today:

Under the ruse of ending harassment, a number of universities have established speech codes. Bowdoin College has banned jokes and stories “experienced by others as harassing.” Brown University has banned “verbal behavior” that “produces feelings of impotence, anger or disenfranchisement” whether “unintentional or intentional.” University of Connecticut has outlawed “inappropriately directed laughter.” Colby College has banned any speech that could lead to a loss of self-esteem. “Suggestive looks” are banned at Bryn Mawr College and “unwelcomed flirtations” at Haverford College.

What strikes me about this paragraph in particular is its mirroring of puritanism.

“Suggestive looks?”

“Unwelcomed flirtations?”

Read the whole thing. What Williams, who is black, reports about the new academic racial theories should stand the hair up on the back of anyone’s neck. It’s the real ballgame that’s waiting after the “diversity” warm-up.

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