The Paul E. Singer Foundation Presents: Quashing Viewpoint Diversity on American Campuses — and Its Consequences

Almost every kind of diversity is celebrated at American universities these days, but viewpoint diversity is increasingly suppressed. At Yale, Berkeley, Middlebury, Evergreen, and other schools across the country, students have disrupted or shut down guest speakers and called for faculty resignations, while “safe spaces,” free speech zones, and bias response teams have proliferated. If intellectual diversity is under threat on American campuses, how can our universities continue to be laboratories to test and exchange ideas? Today’s college students are also tomorrow’s employees — without confronting uncomfortable ideas, will they be prepared for the workplace and the challenges that we face as a nation?

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