A Professor Mourns The Rise Of Extremism On College Campuses

How do you balance the free speech rights of students who wish to protest with the actions of those protesters when they deny others the opportunity to speak? That’s the quandary being faced by Dr. Lucía Martínez Valdivia, an associate professor of English and Humanities at Reed College in Oregon. In a piece published in the Washington Postthis week, Valdivia suggests that she and her colleagues can no longer sit by in silence when students turn acts of peaceful protest into confrontations designed to shut down everyone they disagree with.

  • BillyHW

    Why isn’t “extremism” a problem on Japanese college campuses?

    • J. C.

      They don’t believe in the multi-cult…

      • bls46

        Exactly….where are the nations demanding that JAPAN take in ‘immigrants’…..They don’t say a word about Japan because Japan does not take immigrants …end of story.

      • Alain

        Only the West believes in it none of the rest of the world does.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Soon nearly everyone in college will be unemployable. And I can’t wait

  • Barrington Minge

    I may be wrong, but I thought people go to university/college to study a chosen subject to better themselves not to start whining about privelage, black lives, leftist politics,LGBT and all. And having whined thus, they want “Safe Spaces” (what the hell are they?) where they are protected from those who disagree with them.
    We are creating a class of useless “snowflakes” who will be good for nothing except memebership of the Labour Party.

  • Ed

    SJW’s carry on about “privilege” like a one trick pony. Yet they never challenge the privilege of a college education. Biggest privilege there is. The elephant in the room. Biggest predictor of how one will do in life.