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Survey Finds 3 in 4 Democratic Students Believe Offensive Jokes Can be Hate Speech

Survey Finds 3 in 4 Democratic Students Believe Offensive Jokes Can be Hate Speech

“believe comedians can be successful without making offensive jokes”

This is why comedy is dying. When people are afraid to make jokes, they won’t.

The College Fix reports:

3 in 4 Democratic students believe ‘offensive jokes can constitute hate speech,’ survey finds

As if you didn’t already have enough bad news this month …

A survey of 2,000 undergraduates by College Pulse, conducted in February but released Monday, finds a rough future for comedy, especially among those who identify as Democrats or lean that way.

A whopping 76 percent of Democratic students “believe offensive jokes can constitute hate speech,” in contrast to 36 percent of Republican students who hold that view. Overall six in 10 students make the connection.

Showing they haven’t really thought this through, nearly two-thirds of students “believe comedians can be successful without making offensive jokes,” apparently unaware that “offensive” is highly subjective. Just a little over a third “say political correctness is detrimental to comedy.”

The divides go beyond political affiliation: Most male students say PC hurts comedy, but only one female in five agrees. It’s just as stark when you ask students if it’s “not OK to joke about” sexual assault – a statement adopted by two-thirds of women and one-third of men.

The most stark gender divide is on whether any topics are “off the table” in comedy. More than half of male students say none should be excluded, and just one female in six agrees.


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This one was easy to see coming. Back in the 70s this was already starting when ethnic jokes were suddenly proof you were a racist should have rung the warning bell.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 2, 2020 at 9:21 am

76% of these students need my 13EEEEE boot up their behinds.

Wow, sounds like these kids are completely equipped to deal with reality on reality’s terms.

Patrick Bateman | April 2, 2020 at 11:36 am

Anybody know a good offensive joke?

How many of these students are victims of public indoctrination programs? Where else can a federally funded and mandated organization do more damage to the minds of young people than public schools? Well, there are worse places, particularly where they involve religions.

Granting the government complete access to childrens’ minds with programs like pre-school, early care, kinder-care and similarly branded programs is reprehensible, at least.

How about offering an adult learning program for idiots who believe that anyone owes them a goddamned thing?

The University of Illinois has now been sued by Speech First for its bias response teams. We’ll see what the federal court here does with that.