Intolerance on College Campus September 28, 2017 by Staff

A recent survey by the Brookings Institute found that half of college kids think shouting down public speakers they disagree with is alright. Over half want restricted speech in the classroom and 1-in-5 think violence to make a political point is acceptable. One of the questions said: "A student group opposed to the speaker disrupts the speech by loudly and repeatedly shouting so that the audience cannot hear the speaker. Do you agree or disagree that the student group’s actions are acceptable?" 62% of students identified as Dem and 39% of students identified as GOP said that's OK. The response is disturbing. We send kids to college to develop their minds and be exposed to new ideas, not to shout them down. College should foster true tolerance, civility and respect—something we desperately need for our future leaders.

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