Why aren’t university leaders leading? They are allowing students to push insane, bizarre, politically correct ideas on everyone in their universities (and colleges).
To be sure, university leaders must be careful not to dismiss as political correctness (PC), valid responses by certain groups to subliminal, unconscious, biased behaviors. Racism and sexism are pervasive in society, and sometimes folks aren’t conscious of the hurt their words and actions cause others. Nevertheless, leaders must not let PC drive their decisions.
It’s important for students to express themselves on college campuses. College and university leaders should listen to students and where feasible, adjust policies. Especially policies that ensure students operate in a safe—physical and emotional—environment that’s conducive to learning. However, I repeat, leaders must resist asinine PC demands from students, while the college works to stomp out discrimination.
University leaders must draw the line against anti semitism, bigotry, and all forms of discrimination. They must recognize majority rights, minority rights, professors’ rights, and individual rights. But, they should not permit inane acts just to appease vocal groups. (more…)