Even The New York Times seems to have had it with campus political correctness, writes Shikha Dalmia. In a recent front page story it painted an unflattering portrait of the comical efforts of Clark and other universities to warn incoming freshmen against microaggressions. But the good news is that Clark may be part of a waning trend given that other universities are now pushing back on this growing regime of censorship.
The University of Chicago seemed to open the dam with a letter to incoming freshmen to cool it with demands for trigger warnings and microaggressions. And some very unexpected suspects, including Brown University, are swimming out of the mess of their own making. Things had gotten so bad at Brown that students had to open an underground free speech club to discuss controversial topics!