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Majority of Students at Pomona College Say Campus Climate Hinders Free Speech

Majority of Students at Pomona College Say Campus Climate Hinders Free Speech

“prevents them from saying something others might find offensive”

This is according to a Gallup poll. You would probably get a similar result at a majority of American colleges.

The College Fix reports:

Gallup poll: Nine of ten Pomona College students say campus climate hinders free speech

A Gallup poll on Pomona College’s “Perceptions of Speech and Campus Climate” has been released, and if you’re a regular reader of The College Fix you’ll find the results not at all surprising.

As reported by the Claremont Independent, almost 90% of students surveyed said “the campus climate prevents them from saying something others might find offensive.” Nearly two-thirds of faculty feel the same.

When it comes to political ideology, 75% of conservative and moderate students strongly agree that the school climate hinders free expression — “nearly 2.5 times higher than very liberal students.”

In response to the statement “More important for colleges to prohibit certain speech or expression of viewpoints,” 75% of “very liberal” students and 49% of “liberal” students agree, while only 20% of “very conservative, conservative, [and] moderate” students do. The statement “More important for colleges to allow all types of speech and viewpoints” results in a mirror image of those percentages.

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“Majority of Students at Pomona College Say Campus Climate Hinders Free Speech”

There is a lot to be said for taking a bullhorn to a free speech rally, especially if you carry a shotgun in the other hand!

Try that and see what happens…

If Pomona says this, the situation must be dreadful. Pitzer and Scripps actually have crazed minority and LBGT gangs that try to silence normal discourse. Claremont and Harvey Mudd students usually have significantly harder curricula among their respective student bodies and are less given to provocation and demonstration (although this does not prevent Pitzer students, a few Scripps and outsiders from causing trouble at CMC or HM) CMC has also made it known they will punish demonstrators.

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