So, 200 simpering children — out of an enrollment of nearly 30,000 — spent six hours browbeating top administrators at UNLV about how neglected they are, how there aren’t enough diversity programs and minority services, multiculturalism and enough professors with adequate levels of melanin in their thin skins.
These kids don’t need a college education. They need boot camp.
Boot camp is intended to intimidate everyone down to the same level of quivering sameness, stripping away individualism and diversity until a shouted order is obeyed instinctively. There may be a few tears, but they are justified. In the end, you get someone who can actually do something, as well as being about to endure physically and mentally in a real world.
But no, according to the newspaper, UNLV President Len Jessop was accused of not caring enough for his sensitive charges until he apologized for “not listening enough.” The reporter described him as “visibly exhausted.”
This is what universities are becoming — little enclaves of jangling, raw nerves crying to be stroked and soothed.
That’s why it is no surprise that a Pew Research Center survey found that younger people are of the belief that government should be able to prevent people from making offensive statements about minorities. First Amendment be folded, spindled and mutilated.
Fully 28 percent of those surveyed believed this but the younger one is the greater the embrace. Of Millennnials — 18 to 34 — 40 percent bought into this nonsense, while Gen Xers (27 percnet) and Boomers (24 percent) and so-called Silents (only 12 percent).
There was also partisan gulf. “Nearly twice as many Democrats say the government should be able to stop speech against minorities (35%) compared with Republicans (18%),” the survey found, along with a gender gap. “One-third of all women say the government should be able to curtail speech that is offensive to minorities vs. 23% of men who say the same.”
Surprisingly, considering the campus whining of late from Missouri to Yale, there also was an education gap, with those more educated being less likely to embrace government censorship.
We all are minorities of one. Stop trying to pigeon hole everyone into groups that all think alike.