By Thomas K. Lindsay
Over the course of the last few years, Americans have watched with interest and dismay as a growing number of their higher education institutions have descended into censorship and intolerance. From “safe spaces” to “trigger warnings” to “micro-aggressions,” our universities appear to be striving to become the least tolerant of our institutions.
In many cases, such as the highly publicized meltdown last fall at the University of Missouri, it has been radical students who have been championing these intolerant agendas, which, in turn, have met with spineless responses from school leaders.
Not so at Princeton University. There, the majority of the editorial board of the student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, just penned a staff op ed whose title conveys its conclusion: “Rejecting a Politicized Curriculum.” In the piece, the board slams the school’s recommendation to require students to take at least one course that focuses on “the intersections of culture, identity, and power.” CONTINUE READING HERE