As this blog has reported, Bias Response Teams are chilling speech at campuses around the country. From tracking professors expressing their opinions to chastising students dressing as three blind mice for Halloween, Bias Response Teams seem to be crusading against creativity.

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

Challenging the ‘Bias Response Teams’ at the University of Michigan

In the potpourri of college censorship that poisons free speech on campus, some ingredients have innocuous titles: Free Speech Zones, Safe Spaces, and Bias Response Teams. None of these elements are what they purport to be, nor do they promote free expression. Free Speech Zones limit where and when students can demonstrate or distribute literature. […]

Six Ideas to De-Politicize the American Campus

  (From jamesgmartin.center): State legislatures are enacting laws that guarantee free speech and freedom of association, a wide variety of organizations have emerged to combat politicization, and campus goings-on are coming under greater public scrutiny. . . . [I]t certainly can’t hurt to keep the pressure on to restore open dialogue and the pursuit of truth. […]

Universities Now Requiring Applicants to Submit ‘Contribution to Diversity’ Statements

  (From intellectualtakeout.org): By Mark Perry Here are more details from a UC San Diego document titled “Guidelines for Applicants Writing Statement“: The Contributions to Diversity Statement should describe your past efforts, as well as future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. It should also demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing women and underrepresented […]

Count the Beans

By Mark Bauerlein Insidehighered.com had a story recently on racist patters of citation in academic research. The title is “The Racial Politics of Citation,” and the subtitle explains, “The lack of citations of scholars of color furthers racial dominance and forecloses potentially valuable areas of intellectual inquiry, argues Victor Ray.” Ray is a professor of […]

When a University Experiences True Hate Speech

By George Leef We hear so much these days about “hate speech” on campus that it’s almost a shock to find the real thing. Leftists have taken to calling almost any argument against their belief system “hate speech” such that, for example, Christina Hoff Sommers is denounced for hate speech because she does not agree […]

8 Minutes Hate, No Big Deal, Says CUNY Law Dean

(From Forbes.com): By Thomas K. Lindsay I write this report more in sorrow than anger, for I never thought I’d see the day when a law school dean would damn the First Amendment. This is the point we’ve come to on too many campuses today: Our academics teach suicide for the American experiment in democratic freedom.  CONTINUE READING HERE

Learning To Love Big Brother: New Study Of College-Student Attitudes Sounds Alarm

(From Forbes.com): By Tom Lindsay The Gallup-Knight Foundation recently completed its latest survey of college students nationwide. The results are less than encouraging. On the one hand, the majority of students surveyed continue to believe that protecting free speech rights (56 percent) is extremely important, while 52 percent answer that promoting a diverse and inclusive society is […]

University presidents and free speech on campus

According to two new surveys dealing with free speech on college campuses, “free speech is a balancing act.” Presidents and students “overwhelmingly agree that inclusion and free speech are important to a democracy.” This noble-sounding headline seems to bury the lede in both surveys.