Shhh! Free speech crackdown on campus

By January 27, 2008

This is scary stuff.

Yet it's been tolerated on college campuses for years.

Suppose it moved from campus to your office, your company? Suppose it threatened your job?

Here's the plot. Brandeis University, named after Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (a famous champion of free speech), just insisted on sensitivity training and threatened to fire a professor after one student-maybe two or three-complained about the professor's speech. In a Latin American politics class, professor Donald Hindley, 74, who's taught at Brandeis for nearly 50 years, used a word he's used many times-"wetback"-to explain the nastiness aimed at Mexican immigrants who entered the United States over the Rio Grande...

Schools: Brandeis University