I have learned much in my life ,outside the classic university setting . I would go so far as to say that at least 90% of what I have learned is self-taught .
When going to university recruitment drives, here in America , I hear one word over and over , diversity. But it has been my experience that any semblance of freedom of expression is to be sacrificed on the alter of ...'do not offend.' diversity requirements= brainwashing?
80% of universities curb free speech in ways the government isn't even allowed to do .
Is the lesson that is taught in our schools of 'higher learning' , that people have a right to never be offended?
Go to any campus , you will see people advocating for all types of causes, organizations and movements . From the political clubs, ( young republicans, young democrats), religious groups,(single Christens , single Muslims), even clubs that are geared towards ones sexual orientation ... all are set up to engage contentious issues on campus: but in order to create a ‘politically correct’ atmosphere : you get one that does not reflect the true social environment that the students live outside of the classroom .
The main position of any organization willing to address offenses (political correctness) is a reactionary one. In order for them to take a proactive stance, organizations need to insist on ‘political correctness.’
Organizations focused on curbing offenses may not be able to persuade all.
Organizations can insist that ‘political correctness’ be part of the curriculum of those that are still in the process of their conditioning (education)
To be offended is a highly subjective situation .
There are many different degrees of offense , that will produce a wide variety of responses.
Censorship is like trying to stop the sun from rising . I am trying to stay focused; focus is paramount
The process not the personality of the situation
The two are almost inconsequential when attempting to restrain a single offense to all...
Pick up any university paper and you will see at least one article weekly that addresses some offense .
Are the universities no longer places that focus on education , to institutions for social change?
The university shares the information of the ‘status quo’ and rarely advocates true change.
When it does happen, it is the students or rather the individual that takes it upon themselves to implement any change , a personal choice .
The students interests should be paramount not an institutions .
Education simply provides the statistics the individual considers before taking such action; but the type of individual that is presented with contentious information is paramount .
Conditioning is integral to social change .
Are students too weak or simply pacified to use the first amendment ? Other than a need for real specialized education , do you think going to any university is worth the expense?
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