According to a survey of a variety of colleges across the country, 51 percent of students favor speech codes to regulate speech for faculty and students versus 36 percent who do not. 63 percent favor requiring professors to employ "trigger warnings"to alert students to material which may be discomforting. One third could not identify the First Amendment as the part of the Constitution that dealt with free speech.
This should bother all of us. Once this stoppage of speech has begun, it will seep into every nook and cranny of our culture. Those who are uncomfortable about some topic now, will wake up one day to find that someone else is uncomfortable with something they want to hear or say.
A very blunt Tweet by Richard Dawkins on the results of this survey went like this: "A university is not a "safe space". If you need a safe space, leave, go home, hug your teddy & suck your thumb until ready for university."