How political correctness hurts the educational system
John Stossel investigates
- Duration 5:01
- Date Oct 2, 2012
John Stossel investigates
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-- matters segment tonight of how John travel down to the University of North Carolina -- some incredibly dumb things.
For example if you are a freshman student at UN say you cannot call yourself a freshman because it's sexist.
The freshman first year thing that we've been talking about a little bit.
Framed it as -- free speech issue which there's no policy forces of free speech -- sort of at a political correctness issue.
But I in my view on it is.
Even if that you know helps one incoming first year feel less annually on campus pretty harmless change that you -- to -- -- like a certain amount of disdain.
I don't know why the negative feeling towards just university policy the official title of -- because enough is enough I can't believe a woman would feel.
And this was back.
-- being called a freshman.
And I agree we've had a sexist country.
When my daughter was born I went through all the Dr.
Seuss books and her children's books and change that he's to she's concerned like -- that they were all he is.
-- I shots addresses from Washington to explain -- to me.
So you get out of Chapel Hill go to the university North Carolina but you're not a freshman anymore what are you what -- what's the term now.
First year your first year student you're not a freshman because it's -- fresh.
Men MA and that sexes.
And someone might feel fresh -- that.
I thought it was just fresh human but yes some woman might feel -- then you have to be very careful not to offend.
Anyone did you -- -- hole would be banned of course my -- would be bad animated you know they've.
Did you know that improper English the masculine.
Always takes precedent that you know that.
I did not yes so therefore when writing illiterate she wore at University of North Carolina.
He continues he win it is something that could be he or she.
That's why god I got was referred to as it is a heat the masculine program because nobody knows what guys -- you know -- this is generated.
But anyway I digress.
I still think -- did the right thing changing my daughter's children's books -- that was very politically correct.
We'll see you go down there and they don't want to use the word freshman now they have other stuff all right.
They don't they you can go to jail if you give people advice on what to eat.
-- version of Carolina.
No that was in North Carolina in general -- guy ran a block.
Offering nutrition advice and the state board said.
No you can't be giving advice and nutrition unless you have a license from the state.
You could go to jail OK so -- I say I like so and so on back.
-- tip of the day I could be in cops.
The north carolinian authorities -- get me that's what they're licensing law process and now on the university heck let's get back to campus.
Give your dating -- somebody on the campus.
Then you can't suggest that period in intimacy.
We should happen.
You can't implicitly or explicitly.
Ask someone for sex.
Which raises the question how do you get there.
Are you gonna answer the question.
I don't know I think if you then have sex you must be -- since you were allowed to I was a US can't -- can't overtly ask where you can't even like having a little -- I.
Can you do that -- apparently you can wake you can't because that may be -- -- if I go like this I could be implying.
I need you.
-- -- totalitarian left -- have an opinion about that she'd have to go before one of their tribunal.
The truth is that they -- -- -- tribunals there there they would they rarely punish people for these things but.
When you have all these rules and they have a civility code that would -- and you.
That would let me ask is -- use them to punish people they don't like -- are usually people tell me what you don't tell me about this ability coded north her -- the original gone.
All speech must be civil.
You know that feels right why not have a nice speech but the civil rights movement in the protests.
Sitting in -- -- tall and refusing to leave it in on a lunch counter because they're racist.
It's important not to be civil all the time.
So why say -- -- go down there and I call somebody a pinhead.
My arrested by the campus police.
EU according to their code would be kicked out of school -- right.
Well I probably wouldn't do it for -- while I bitches they would -- me.
And that's what you do mature enough.
-- I mean you know the guys an animal house they're not going humorous in North Carolina and and that's not happen.
Fact a movie could have never been made of all the colleges provide this.
These codes there's since -- -- response to animal house Intel and coming down here they don't knock it off okay all right well number.