Professors Threaten Bad Grades for Saying 'Illegal Alien,' 'Male,' 'Female'
Politically correct professors at Washington State University are reportedly planning to give students bad grades if they use "oppressive and hateful language" like "illegal alien," "male" and "female."
Campus Reform news editor Sterling Beard explained on "Your World" that Professor Selena Lester Breikss, in the syllabus for her "Women and Popular Culture" course, also banned the term "illegal immigrant."
Professor Rebecca Fowler’s said that students in her "Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies" course will see their grades suffer if they use the term "illegal alien."
White students in Professor John Streamas’ "Introduction to Multicultural Literature" class, are expected to "defer" to non-white students, among other community guidelines, if they want to do well in the course.
"The problem is they also expect students to engage with controversial material," Beard told Stuart Varney. "But how can you engage with controversial material if you're disallowed from using useful terms like 'male' or 'female' or 'illegal immigrant?'"
Washington State University issued a statement, saying, "We are working with these faculty members to clarify, and in some cases modify, course policies to ensure that students’ free speech rights are recognized and protected. No student will have points docked merely as a result of using terms that may be deemed offensive to some."
"That's a retreat if I saw one," Varney remarked. "Those courses are not designed for free speech and debate. They're designed to control students' opinions."
Watch the "Your World" clip above.