From National Review:
Interestingly, while student dedication to “diversity of opinion” was quite strong, it dropped by a statistically significant amount when the definition of intellectual diversity specifically included the conservative point of view. An overwhelming 82 percent strongly or somewhat agree that “diversity of opinion, including hearing an alternative political or cultural perspective, enhances undergraduate education.” Yet that number drops a full 8 points (and it drops 13 points in the “strongly agree” category) when the statement is modified to read, “diversity of opinion, including hearing the conservative perspective, enhances undergraduate education.” The instant that free speech starts to look like a ‘bias-related incident,’ students start supporting censorship. In general, the more specific the questions got, the more support for free speech evaporated.
They do not support free speech at all. The artsies are probably public service union members-in-training, learning to determine who the government should reward or punish.
Children one should be ashamed of.
Here are some governments the twitcrats might get on well with:
Flogging of jailed Saudi blogger ‘to resume soon’ …
Poets latest to be snared in Iranian hard-liners’ crackdown:
Two Iranian poets jailed for their work and sentenced to 99 lashes apiece for shaking hands with members of the opposite sex are the latest targets in a crackdown that analysts say pits hard-liners against those offering new glimpses of life in the Islamic Republic.
The sentences follow a pattern of arrests and convictions targeting activists, journalists and artists that has served as a grim backdrop to President Hassan Rouhani’s efforts to soften the country’s image and improve relations with the West, including through the landmark nuclear agreement reached last summer.
Prediction: The budding twitcrats will accept Rouhani’s “diverse cultural concepts” in “the context of his society,” and go out to seek different victims for themselves.
And we will pay for their universities through our taxes.
Why can’t public service unions be made to pay for ‘crat training? They can screw them over for dues for the rest of their careers.