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Free Speech Vs. Political Correctness On College Campuses

Free Speech Vs. Political Correctness On College Campuses

At the University of Missouri, both Chancellor R. Brown Loftin and President Tim Wolfe stepped down as protests over alleged systemic racism and bias escalated to include a hunger strike and the football team refusing to play. While many applaud the student actions, some are questioning whether the climate of sensitivity on college campuses has evolved into a climate of over-sensitivity, where students are considered fragile and unable to cope with opinions that make them even slightly uncomfortable. Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, wrote a recent piece in The Atlantic called "The Coddling of the American Mind." While Lukianoff recognizes and opposes racism, bullying and threats, he maintains that many students and administrators have... Show More

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