Colleges are supposed to be a place where ideas from all sides are considered and debated, right?
Well then tell that to today’s college students. Because they don’t necessarily think so.
A new study from the Brookings Institute shows 53% says they want to shut down speech they don't agree with. Only 39% said the First Amendment protected hate speech. Eric Scheiner with MRCTV tells KTRH it's a sad state of affairs.
“Rather than engage or debate it, it seems students would rather shut it down, ignore it, or react with violence,” Scheiner explained.
And Scheiner says what is happening at colleges is what we see from the mainstream media; that you only get one side of the story.
“We are seeing this at college campuses. Students don’t want to hear ideas they may disagree with,” Scheiner stated.
One out of five said violence is acceptable when it comes to shutting down speech completely. 51% said they agreed with shouting down speakers they disagree with.