Crazy Speech Codes are all the Rage at the University of California

Every time you think the assault on campus free speech couldn’t get worse, it does.



Robby Soave writes at The Daily Beast.

The University of California’s Insane Speech Police

Fifty years after the birth of the free speech movement at the University of California, Berkeley, officials across the UC system are encouraging faculty and students to purge mundane, potentially offensive words and phrases from their vocabularies.

Administrators want members of campus to avoid the use of racist and sexist statements, though their notions about what kinds of statements qualify are completely bonkers. “America is a melting pot,” “Why are you so quiet?” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” are all phrases that should raise red flags, according to the UC speech police.  MORE

5 Comments on Crazy Speech Codes are all the Rage at the University of California

  1. Recall, Janet Napolitano is running Berserkley these days.

    I fantasize about a whole classroom of those aggressive know-it-all students taking umbrage with being told what to do and all 30 or so sit down and keep reciting the “forbidden phrases” en masse.

  2. Janet Napolitano is a RACIST. Making “the most qualified person should get the job” a racist/ sexist statement worthy of fascist censorship directly contradicts the Revered Martin Luther King Jr’s most famous statement – “Judge me not for the color of my skin but for the content of my character” – Reverend King was saying judge me on MERIT.

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