Yale students demand two administrators be fired for defending free speech

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The coming dark age: Students at Yale University on Thursday demanded that two university administrators be fired because they refused to ban certain Halloween costumes that might offend some students.

On Thursday, the students surrounded Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway—a black man—in an outdoor space and chided him for failing to take action against a fraternity that had allegedly prevented black women from attending its party. (It’s not at all clear the allegation is true, according to The Daily Beast)

After giving Holloway his comeuppance, they moved on to Nicholas Christakis, master of Silliman College. What was Christakis’s crime? His wife, an early childhood educator, had responded to a campus-wide email about offensive Halloween costumes by opining that it was inappropriate for the college to tell students how to dress.

There are videos also showing the students attacking Christakis. Watch them, and then weep for the fall of western civilization. Key quote, by one of the students:

It is not about creating an intellectual space! It is not! Do you understand that? It’s about creating a home here! You are not doing that. You’re going against that.

In other words, going to Yale is not about going to a place where intellectual ideas of all kinds can be expressed. You go to Yale to feel safe and unbothered.


  • Dick Eagleson

    I’d have to say the real surprise here is that there are actually still actually as many as two college administrators anywhere in the country – especially in the Ivy League – who will still stand up for free speech.

  • wodun

    Wow, it is one thing to read about this and another to watch the video. I wonder if these kids actually interact with anyone who isn’t part of the hivemind.

  • Cotour

    Related to education:

    A female customer came in the other day who I know is of the Conservative persuasion. She is a teacher who is two years away from retirement, she teaches in the Rockland, NY school system. She is upset and tells me why, she just came from a meeting with her school administration, the subject: How teachers are now to address the children that they teach.

    Teachers are not allowed to address the children indicating gender, in other words a teacher can not use the designation “him” or “her”, “boy” or “girl” when referring to a child. The teachers must now address the children using the designation term “ZEE”. (I am not making this up, this woman was beside herself with anger and disbelief)

    If the children of America are to be subjected to the insane, paranoid and politically correct logic of the system and culture in which they have grown up in its no wonder that they do not understand the concept of respect for an individual who may think a bit differently than you, free speech and free expression. Even if it offends.

    We are doomed if we continue in such directions.

  • pzatchok

    Things like this speak just as much to our high school education system.

    If the kids knew about the constitution ,real world and US history and human rights before going to collage it would take a LOT more for collage profs to change their minds.

    We need to reduce the amount of left wing propaganda taught in our high schools.
    To start we must get teachers off of school boards and place more parents in their place. Attend all of your local school board meetings.
    Insist on reviewing ALL of your childrens school books. I was finding left wing garbage even in his math books.

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