Pomona College Progressives Don’t Like Speech Policies

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

When left-wing students, and faculty, at a left-leaning college think that speech restrictions in the name of sensitivity have gone too far, we should be sensitive.

Gallup found that 88 percent of Pomona College students and 63 percent of the faculty there believe that “The climate on my campus prevents students/faculty from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive.” This on a campus where less than 10 percent of the respondents identified themselves as conservative, very conservative or even neutral.

Moreover, “Pomona students are evenly divided in their views of whether colleges should prohibit offensive speech (50%) or allow students to be exposed to all types of speech (50%),” according to Gallup.