A million years ago, e.g. the Viet Nam War era when I was in college, opposition to anti-American tirades being injected into teaching was denounced as "chilling debate."
But now the whip is in the other hand. Colorado State University/Pueblo professor Dan Forsyth looks about to be crucified for daring to raise the issue of illegal immigration in his classes. ["Temper behavior, CSU-Pueblo prof is told : Student says rebuke over tirade not enough,"
By John C. Ensslin, Rocky Mountain News, March 30 2005]
Particularly risible is the complainants' profanity argument:
"Watson [a part-Mexican student] claims Forsyth said 'screw you' as she left the room."
Even in my bygone era that would not have raised eyebrows – but now?
The sad thing is intimidation works:
"Watson has continued to take Forsyth's class. She said there has been a marked change in his teaching style. "Before, he would go off subject. . . . Now he stays on track, which is what he should have done in the first place."
Considering the contemptible response of the CSU administration, what non-suicidal academic would not get the message?
Fine comment on this disgusting situation here.