". . .College students always say and do stupid things; it goes with the territory. But today's students' equating of hurt feelings with scarring wounds is a departure that leads to dangerous overreaction. When unwelcome ideas are decried in the language of pain and injury, the impulse to suppress them -- rather than to challenge and debate them -- can be irresistible. This is so because protection of students' personal welfare always trumps other considerations -- even intellectual diversity and freedom of speech. . . ."
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