University Campuses: Bastions of Censorship?

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    More and more it seems that universities are not only controlling speech and thought, especially among underclassmen, but now even reading materials?

    MY 'RACIAL HARASSMENT' NIGHTMARE - New York Post

    He was eventually exonerated, but only after some civil rights groups came to his aid:

    One of the groups, mentioned in the article was FIRE-which I came across today:

    Video - Political Correctness Vs. Freedom Of Thought : Founding Bloggers

    There's video at this site, along with more commentary and a link to FIRE.
     
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    Universities, once a bastion of free thought, expression , debate and discourse have become nothing but liberal, politically correct, free speech hating institutions.

    Gone are the days when one was allowed to disagree.

    The thought police are alive and well on university campuses.

    just look what happens to students who voice their opinion.

    FIRE - Hamline University Student Suspended After Advocating Concealed Carry for Students

    ST. PAUL, Minn., October 10, 2007—Hamline University has suspended a student after he sent an e-mail suggesting that the Virginia Tech massacre might have been stopped if students had been allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus

    Imagine, being suspended for being of the opinion that people should be allowed to carry weapons.

    Who Will Stand Up For Campus Free Speech? (Forum)

    Troy Scheffler, a graduate student at Hamline University in Minnesota, thinks that the Virginia Tech massacre might have been avoided if students had been allowed to carry concealed weapons. After e-mailing this opinion to the university president, he was suspended and ordered to undergo "mental health evaluation" before being allowed to return to school."]Troy Scheffler, a graduate student at Hamline University in Minnesota, thinks that the Virginia Tech massacre might have been avoided if students had been allowed to carry concealed weapons. After e-mailing this opinion to the university president, he was suspended and ordered to undergo "mental health evaluation" before being allowed to return to school.

    Not only was troy suspended but the powers that be though he should have his head examined for even thinking that people should have the right to protect themselves.

    FrontPage Magazine

    Over the last 35 years, Cornell leftists have proven unable to control their Tourette-like impulses to censor conservative viewpoints. Last week, the far left-wing Student Assembly Finance Commission (SAFC) unilaterally defunded The Cornell American, the campus’ sole outlet for socially conservative journalism. The full Student Assembly (SA) — also dominated by liberal Democrats — will hear The American’s appeal, but recent vote counting suggests that a pro-censorship verdict will be sustained.

    So much for freedom of speech at Cornell
     
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    Sounds like a case for the ACLU
     
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    Good luck with that. :doubt:
     
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    What gets me is that I will almost be "forced" to send my children to these institutions and pay a s**tload of money to boot. These institutions are practically in a world by themselves. There doesn't seem to be any watch groups getting involved because they are proponents of liberal thinking. As long as you are liberal, you are ok. It's the conservatives they want to keep muzzled.

    Did anyone watch Indoctrinate U?
     
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    Of course, most of the tales of the ACLU being liberal activists who despise religion and conservative activism are myths, but when has reality ever deterred anyone?
     
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    ekaranskolan are worst then universitet.there you get brainvast.
     
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    Here is a list of conservative colleges for your children PC:

    https://www.thomasaquinas.edu/news/pressroom/inthenews/other/yaf_07.html
     
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    I'm surprised that BJU wasn't number one.
     
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    Where's the news.

    Censorship has long been alive and well in America.

    Try honest discussion about Israel, then try finding it in MSM.
     

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