The famous law professor Alan Dershowitz, who has been outspoken about student protesters, is again lashing out at the culture of college campuses, Breitbart News reported.
This time, Dershowitz lamented the supposed demise of humour among college students.
“My God, sense of humour has disappeared from college campuses,” Dershowitz said on the radio program “The Cats Roundtable” on Sunday.
“We have to restore sense of humour, get back to where every idea is freely expressed on campus, no matter how offensive it is to anybody, and where there’s no political correctness,” he continued.
Dershowitz, a leading proponent of civil liberties and a defence attorney who advised on the O.J. Simpson murder trial and numerous other celebrity cases, was commenting on what he has previously called a dangerous trend of “tyrannical students” on college campuses.
At numerous schools — including Yale University on Princeton University — students have protested racism on campus and called for the resignation of administration members who they say are creating a dangerous environment. And at Amherst College, students have threatened to respond in a “radical manner” if their demands are not met.
For his part, Dershowitz argues that colleges are becoming dangerous places for free thought, and that students don’t want to hear opinions that run counter to their own beliefs.
“The last thing these students want is diversity,” Dershowitz told Business Insider in November.
“They may want superficial diversity, because for them diversity is a code word for ‘more of us,’ he continued. “They don’t want more conservatives, they don’t want more white students, they don’t want more heterosexuals.”
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