Student protests over racial grievances on college campuses gained momentum this past week, but they also generated a backlash among classmates who believe protesters' tactics are creating an atmosphere of intimidation designed to stifle debate.Yup. I wore a uniform on a college campus for four years in the wake of the Vietnam War. The people running the universities today are the kindred spirits of the people who gave me static then. They never did believe in diversity of opinion, despite calling themselves Free Speech Movement and such. A campus purged of all Politically Incorrect elements was always their ideal.
The criticism is bubbling up around the country as protesters have claimed wins in the form of resignations of senior administrators and promises for more resources and better representation for minority groups.
At the University of Missouri, where the protests climaxed two weeks ago with the resignation of the school president, Ian Paris said he was prompted to speak out when classmates told him they disagreed with some of the demands protesters had made but were afraid to speak out.
"If you disagree with anything they're saying, you will instantly be denounced as a bigot and attacked on social media," said Mr. Paris, a 21-year-old senior. "The most jarring part of all this is to see the administration going along with it."
So if you want to be a rebellious youth, the way to do it is to rebel against Political Correctness, not for it.