Headline, November 27 2021/ ''' '' THE '' WOKE '' STUDENT TAP '''

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EMBRACING INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY MEANS being brave enough to consider ideas and practices that might inspire you to change your life.

Recently news outlets and social media were abuzz with the announcement of plans to establish a university dedicated to the '' fearless pursuit of truth '' and ''forbidden courses.''

The new school, the University of Austin - not to be confused with the fully accredited public University of Texas at Austin - is being created by a group of moderate conservative intellectuals and writers who are frequently critical of what they see as a groupthink on college campuses.

Higher education, they argue, has been broken for a long time, and this school is an attempt to begin to fix it.

Accusations of political intolerance and indoctrination on campuses and in the public discourse have been with us for decades. Woke young people have aroused the choreographed indignation of leaders as different as Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama. Every president since George H.W. Bush has earned points by attacking political correctness.

In 2019, Mr. Obama drew considerable attention for opining : '' I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people - and this is accelerated by social media - there is this sense sometimes of ' the way of me making change is to be as judgemental as possible about other people, and that's enough.' ''

He added : '' If all you're doing is casting stones, you're probably not going to get that far. That's easy to do.''

Yes, that is easy to do - whether we cast those stones at the longhaired protesters of the 1960s, the environmentalist tree-huggers of the 1990s or the judgmental pronoun policers and woke college students of today.

Scapegoats like these are politically useful; they inspire solidarity by providing an object for hostility or derision. But educators, civic leaders and elected officials should know better than to play along with this strategy.

Instead, they should strive to cultivate the robust exchange of ideas across differences. Given the extraordinary polarization in the country today, these exchanges are more important than ever.

Like all stereotypes, the image of the woke college student suppressing the speech and thought of others is wildly misleading. My 40 years in higher education have shown me that no student wishes to fit such a stereotype, and the reality is that few actually do.

Sure, there are cases of students and professors who are enraged by the expression of ideas they find objectionable. And they just don't criticize the ideas; they sometimes go after the platforms that publish them.

At Wesleyan a few years ago, the editors of the student newspaper were hashly denounced for publishing an op-ed critical of some Black Lives Matters protesters.

Students threw newspapers in the trash, and because of the intensity of the reaction, editors became fearful.

Some believed that these students protesting the op-ed had gone too far, that they were more worried about giving a platform to unpopular opinions than they were about the free exchange of ideas. That may have been true.

But these worries led, as they often do, to serious reflection and lively debates on campus, and eventually to the hard work of thinking through what editorial autonomy should mean for student journalists.

In the end, the protesters recognised the importance of having a newspaper free to publish unpopular opinions and had succeeded in drawing attention to the barriers that kept some students from seeing the newspaper as a vehicle for their views.

But these sorts of healthy debates can be hard to come by, political polarization has made them even more difficult.

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The World Students Society thanks author Michael S. Roth, president Wesleyan University and the author of ''Safe Enough Spaces : A Pragmatist's Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness on College Campuses.''

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