BW: College has become a standing joke. It’s where you go into debt for $100,000 to get a worthless degree in some inane pseudo-subject: Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, My-Brain-is-Installed-Backwards Studies. It’s where you go to get the rest of the country laughing at you for whining about, well, virtually everything.
Yes, America’s colleges have certainly been fodder for the laugh track, lately. What could be more laughable than an unemployed, unemployable, 25-year-old college grad living in his momma’s basement with a lifetime’s worth of debt clamped to his back and nothing to show for it but a degree in Stupid Studies?
But it’s getting to be not so funny anymore. In fact, it’s getting downright dangerous.
Case in point: vegetables posing as “authorities” at the University of Northern Colorado recently decorated the campus with 680 professionally printed signs warning the students to say nothing, ever, that might possibly offend a thin-skinned liberal. The cucumbers in charge say that it’s not censorship—perish the thought!—but only a gentle reminder aimed at blanketing the campus with “civility.” So, you see, it would be uncivil and “insensitive” to say, for instance, “All lives matter,” when you’re only allowed to say “Black lives matter.” more