Feb 24, 201602:43 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Free speech and diversity of thought at the UW? Who’da thunk it?
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The University of Wisconsin–Madison expends countless hours of tenured talent chasing diversity that is only skin deep. Color, gender, orientation, ethnicity — everything but what really counts: intellectual diversity. UW–Madison remains a virtual monoculture of Bernie Sanders-style progressive socialism.
A Washington Post columnist acknowledges, “Maybe conservatives are right to freak out about illiberal lefty militancy on college campuses. Today’s students are indeed both more left wing and more openly hostile to free speech than earlier generations of collegians. … There are [I would say “is”] hard data to prove it.”
Even the Puffington Host acknowledges that:
This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news. Even President Barack Obama felt compelled to comment on the issue (three separate times). Although those of us who have worked for years on the front lines defending freedom of speech on campus think the media was a little late to the story, we can all agree that last year was an especially contentious one.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education named Marquette University as one of its 10 worst colleges for free speech.
Among the institutions on FIRE’s annual “worst of the worst” list are a university that fired two faculty members for criticizing the university president’s plan to oust low-performing freshmen, a college that suspended a student for making a six-word joke on social media, and [a] university that punished a student for something someone else said — and then went after the student newspaper for reporting on the story.