Political correctness is turning into a violation of free speech.
Universities and colleges around the country have already been restricting free speech on their campuses. Some have even established ‘free speech’ zones, but with the restriction that their free speech first be approved by campus officials.
Now a number of professors at Washington State University are dead set on restricting the free speech of their students. Whether they are oblivious to the First Amendment or are out rightly defiant against it, they are set to punish students who use terms the liberal professors personally don’t like. Uses of terms like ‘male’, ‘female’ and ‘illegal alien’ will result in bad grades.
According to Fox News Insider:
“Professor Rebecca Fowler’s said that students in her ‘Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies’ course will see their grades suffer if they use the term ‘illegal alien.’
“White students in Professor John Streamas’ ‘Introduction to Multicultural Literature’ class, are expected to ‘defer’ to non-white students, among other community guidelines, if they want to do well in the course.”
Sterling Beard, News Editor with Campus Reform, commented about the professor’s actions telling Stuart Varney with Fox News:
“‘The problem is they also expect students to engage with controversial material. But how can you engage with controversial material if you’re disallowed from using useful terms like ‘male’ or ‘female’ or ‘illegal immigrant?’”
Once word got out about the verbal intolerance of the professors, university officials released a statement saying:
“We are working with these faculty members to clarify, and in some cases modify, course policies to ensure that students’ free speech rights are recognized and protected. No student will have points docked merely as a result of using terms that may be deemed offensive to some.”
Varney responded to the statement saying:
“That’s a retreat if I saw one. Those courses are not designed for free speech and debate. They’re designed to control students’ opinions.”
First you need to ask what’s so offensive about using terms like ‘male’ and ‘female’? I also have a problem with people being offended by the truth and the truth is that people who enter the US illegally are ‘illegal aliens’.
Socialists have been trying to alter our language in such a way as to get us to accept their agenda. How often have you seen the term ‘social justice’? Did you know that it’s their politically correct term for ‘socialism’?
And let’s not forget that the same liberals and socialists are also violating our First Amendment rights of free speech and religion by making any preaching or talk against homosexuality a hate crime. The United Nations has already taken those steps and Obama and Clinton have also spoken out in favor of restricting biblical preaching.
America is sliding deeper and deeper into sin, depravity, debauchery and socialism, and it won’t be much longer before any wholesome and Christian language will be restricted.