Chris Rock, Campus Conservatism, ‘The Interview’ And The Outrage Economy

December 18, 2014

By Alexandra Petri at The Washington Post

In a somewhat neglected quote from his much-shared interview with Frank Rich, Chris Rock nails an increasing problem:

I stopped playing colleges, and the reason is because they’re way too conservative…. Not in their political views — not like they’re voting Republican — but in their social views and their willingness not to offend anybody. Kids raised on a culture of “We’re not going to keep score in the game because we don’t want anybody to lose.” Or just ignoring race to a fault. You can’t say “the black kid over there.” No, it’s “the guy with the red shoes.” You can’t even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive...