There seems to be a growing tendency to silence those whose ideas** offend us, at least on many campuses.  Those ideas are usually, though not always, ones that contest various leftish orthodoxies, especially about prejudice, discrimination, oppression, exploitation, power and privilege.  

**The sources below are about IDEAS, not hurling slurs, insults, or threats.

This post is a roundup of recent stories on such events.  Links to sources are underlined.

Social Justice Advocacy Intolerance

Confessions of a Non-Leftist Professor 

I'm a liberal professor and my liberal students terrify me

Kansas Professor suspended for offending graduate students when declaring she does not see [racial epithet] sprayed on walls.

The Dangers of Intellectually "Safe" Colleges, excerpt:

The Moustache Bar
Source: The Moustache Bar

Reimagining Pastor Martin Niemöller’s troubling passage: 

First they refused to hire Pro-Life faculty, and I did not speak out
Because I was not Pro-Life.

Then they refused to hire Conservatives, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Conservative.

Then they came for the Moderates, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Moderate.

Then they came for the faculty who upset the students, and I did not speak out
Because I did not upset them.

Then they came for me
And there was no one left to speak for me. 
And no one had taught the students how to live in a free and open society with people who disagree with them.

The Coddling of the American Mind  

Yale professor hounded for suggesting students should think about the political consequences of their actions. (you HAVE to read this. Scroll down to see her "offensive" statement)

British man arrested for quoting Churchill's views on Islam

Campus activists weaponize 'safe space'

And one case of a Philadelphia professor suspended for participating in a Black Lives Matter demonstration

Scholarly sources on political bias in the social sciences (a form of speech restriction, if, e.g., findings based on sound methods and statistics that fail to support leftist orthodoxies have more trouble getting published than findings that support those orthodoxies).

A little comic relief: Modern Edukayshun 

And, under the category, "You Really Cannot Make This Up": Yoga Class Suspended as "Cultural Appropriation"  -- Or, maybe the category is "Life Imitates Art"??? Compare the Modern Edukayshun satire to this true story -- it will be worth the 10 minutes...

But this is not funny to some college students.  Famous comedians are refusing to play college campuses:

Jerry Seinfeld

Chris Rock

And Some Solutions

FIRE (clearinghouse for threats to free speech on campus)

Faculty banding together to combat these threats:                          HeterodoxAcademy.Org

President Barack Obama endorses HeterodoxAcademy (or, at least, its main ideas)

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