‘Chicago Statement’ is a Policy U.S. Universities Should Heed

October 29, 2015

By The Oklahoman Editorial Board at The Oklahoman

THERE are many reasons for the unlikely ascension of Donald Trump and Ben Carson to the top of the GOP presidential polls, but one of the reasons surely is this: their willingness to speak out against political correctness.

A Rasmussen survey conducted in late August found that 71 percent of Americans think political correctness is a problem in our country, while only 18 percent say it's not.

Perhaps nowhere is the problem more acute than in the realm of higher education, with its freedom-
restricting “speech codes” and its various “trigger warnings” designed to protect students from “microaggressions” they may find discomforting...

Schools: University of Chicago American University Princeton University Purdue University