Political Correctness May Be A Challenge To Campus Free Speech

August 31, 2015

By M.S. Butler at WUSF Public Media

Most people think of college campuses as places where students are challenged with new ideas, and new ways of thinking. But is political correctness not only threatening free speech, but also taking the humor out of it?

So,  how many college students does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Okay, that’s not a real joke.  But what if that’s just because college students today are too offended by the question?

Back in June comedian Jerry Seinfeld told ESPN radio that he was joining Chris Rock, Larry the Cable Guy and others who won’t play college campuses because they’ve become too politically correct.

“I hear that all the time," Seinfeld said.  "I don’t play colleges but I hear a lot of people tell me don’t go near colleges—they’re so PC. They just want to use these words—‘that’s racist, that’s sexist, that’s prejudice...