Just say nothing

There’s a “hostile environment” on campus for professors who want to discuss “sex, race relations, gender and racial equality, or other controversial topics,” writes David Bernstein. Other professors agree that they just say nothing about topics that might offend some sensitive and litigious soul.

A FIRE survey shows university administrators pay little respect to religious freedom, partly out of ignorance.

24 percent of administrators believe they have the legal right to prohibit a student religious group from actively trying to convert students to its religion.

49 percent of administrators at private universities and 34 percent of administrators at public universities report that students at their institutions must undergo mandatory non-curricular programs, “the goal of which is to lead them to value all sexual preferences and to recognize the relativity of these values compared to the values of their upbringing.”

FIRE publishes a guide to religious liberty on campus.

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  1. If part of the practice of one’s religion is proselytizing, then the hyper-sensitive administrators certainly have to right to prohibit it.

  2. Oops. I meant, of course, NO right.

  3. Is there a legal difference between proselytizing and just refusing shut the heck up?

    How do mandatory non-curricular programs at public schools work? Does anyone know how these evolved? Is it a fire drill gone terribly wrong?