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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Universities Push Fetishes On Campus

Universities have long abandoned the idea that some lifestyles are better than others. Morality is an outdated idea on your typical college campus. Events such as these–promoting behavior that has no place in a decent society–are the result of an environment that refuses to distinguish between the moral and immoral.

When Sharing a Belief Is a Hate Crime

Even if the university ultimately finds the employee “not guilty” (not even a sure thing at this point) the damage will be done, the message sent – keep your mouth shut if you know what’s good for you. Professing one’s faith shouldn’t be a radical act. And yet, here we are.

The Quiet Rise Of Anti-Semitism On College Campuses

When an untenured Oberlin professor openly trumpeted anti-Semitic propaganda–blaming the Jews for 9/11, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and even ISIS–the administration did little more than yawn.

Academia’s Newest Victim Class: Fat People

Opposite the oppressed – fat people – are the privileged – healthy people. So, universities embark on campaigns to raise awareness of “thin privilege” and/or “size privilege.”

The Return of State-Sanctioned Segregation

UConn recently announced plans for a new university-sponsored housing development but with a twist–the housing will only be available to black male students. The university leaves itself some (narrow) wiggle room by making the house available to students who “identify” as African-American.

Universities Need Higher Moral Goals

Countless hours of online questionnaires and consent lectures have created a booming new industry for companies specializing in awareness campaigns but otherwise have little else to show for the effort. What if we’re aiming too low?