College Trustees Are Largely to Blame for Today’s Campus Madness

Walter Williams::

Is there no limit to the level of disgusting behavior on college campuses that parents, taxpayers, donors, and legislators will accept?

Colleges have become islands of intolerance, and as with fish, the rot begins at the head.

Let’s examine some recent episodes representative of a general trend and ask ourselves why we should tolerate it, plus pay for it.

Students at Evergreen State College harassed biology professor Bret Weinstein because he refused to leave campus, challenging the school’s decision to ask white people to leave campus for a day of diversity programming.

The profanity-laced threats against the faculty and president can be seen on a YouTube video titled “Student takeover of Evergreen State College.”

What about administrators permitting students to conduct racially segregated graduation ceremonies, which many colleges have done, including Ivy League ones such as Columbia and Harvard universities?

Permitting racially segregated graduation ceremonies makes a mockery of the idols of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion, which so many college administrators worship. Or is tribalism part and parcel of diversity?