Posted on May 2, 2018

Campus Free-Speech Crisis

Heather Mac Donald and John Stossel, City Journal, April 30, 2018

Heather Mac Donald — bestselling author, City Journal contributing editor, and Thomas W. Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute — joins John Stossel to talk about the free-speech crisis on college campuses {snip}.

Last year, a campus conservative group invited Mac Donald to speak at Claremont McKenna College in California about her book, The War on Cops. Hundreds of protesters surrounded the auditorium where she was to speak, preventing many students from entering and forcing Mac Donald to deliver her address to a near-empty space. {snip}

Under intense pressure from student activists to limit “hate speech,” college administrators can either acquiesce to demands or face protests. Many choose to acquiesce. {snip}