Preparing for College

Political Correctness Counterpoints

The realities of global terrorism, which have affected Europe and the United States recently, have knocked the once-raging stories about bellicose college students' outrage and associated demands off the top of the news. In case you're unfamiliar with the substance of those demands, you can brief yourself here, in my recent post called, appropriately, “The Demands."

The mainstream media have had a field day trumpeting some of the most absurd of these demands and, as a consequence, some college administrators who have feared opposing anything to do with Political Correctness, have caved to the invective.

As an example of the tenor of this movement, here are three “National" demands (complete with adamant upper-case emphasis) from the Black Liberation Collective, aimed not at a specific college, but at “multiple colleges" throughout the nation:

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