Many students were hesitant to discuss controversial topics in the classroom. According to a new report, they felt their campuses’ climate did not allow for open discourse during the fall 2020 semester.
Overall, 60 percent of 1,311 undergraduate students who responded to an online survey developed by the Heterodox Academy said they were hesitant to talk with classmates and professors about specific issues, including politics, race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender the report said.
All the students surveyed were between 18 and 24 years old. According to the report’s methodology, they attended four-year institutions in every region of the U.S. and shared responses between Sept. 22 and Nov. 3. Source: Inside Higher Ed.
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We are not surprised by the student’s hesitation to engage in dialogue over political and social issues given the left’s extreme cancel cultural beliefs; however, now is the time to interlock in rigorous debates regarding the need to keep America’s conventional values unimpaired. Now is not the time to give in to toxic ideologies; students must not let fear impede their efforts and expose the left for the cowards they are.