College campuses unlikely battleground for free speech

College campuses unlikely battleground for free speech

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 

Over the last few days, my social media feed has been filled with two different events from two different parts of the country that are both raising similar concerns about free speech on college campuses. The two events have occurred at Yale University and the University of Missouri and have boiled over into the national spotlight.

To the outside observer, upset students appear like coddled, overly-sensitive children who just happen to be the physical age to attend college without the mental maturity of being ideologically and philosophically challenged. It feels like the politically-correct culture run amok as colleges scramble to create “Free Speech Zones” and “Safe Spaces” for students, so they are not challenged, debated and hurt by things they do not agree with.

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