The Yale Imbroglio

November 11, 2015

By Jane S. Shaw at National Review

Elsewhere on the NRO site, Kevin Williamson explains what’s happening at Yale. He was there when students protested the panel on free speech, of which he was a member. But there’s more. The protests are bizarre. As Williamson writes:

Turns out it’s a fairly typical college story — which is to say, a fairly stupid story — the short version of which is that Yale’s sensitivity babysitter sent out a pre-Halloween e-mail reminding all the smart Ivy League kids not to dress up like Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer; Professor Erika Christakis offered a reply bemoaning that college campuses have become “places of censure and prohibition”; a few students consequently went bonkers because their safe spaces were being invaded; and — here’s where we come in — Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, one of our panelists, remarked that these hysterical ninnies were acting like Professor Christakis had burned down an Indian village.

As George Leef wrote in a recent  post, “these events will open some eyes and shut some wallets.”

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