California College Denies Student Yacht Club, Says Yacht Clubs Are Offensive
Are yacht clubs — in and of themselves — offensive? According to Pitzer College in Claremont, California, the answer is yes.
Last week, the student Senate at Pitzer voted to deny instating a yacht club at the school "as the majority of Senators found the name 'yacht club' to have a particularly offensive association with yacht clubs and a recreation known for being exclusive," according to Taylor Novick-Finder, a Pitzer College Senator.
This morning on "Fox and Friends," Anna Kooiman welcomed Claremont Independent publisher Steven Glick to the program to discuss.
"I think the P.C. police have been going further and further every day with what they're deeming offensive," said Glick, who is also a student at nearby Pamona College. "It's becoming increasingly trivial, concerning what should be censored or banned."
"It's unfortunately not a surprise to see," he added.
The media relations director at Pitzer College, where the cost of tuition is reportedly $64,000 per year, has since issued a statement merely stating that Pitzer "respects the diverse views of our student body," but believes that "discussions, and sometimes debate, on opposing views, are part of the educational process."
"I would absolutely agree," Glickman chimed in. "And I think shutting down the conversation by telling a club that they shouldn't be allowed on campus does absolutely nothing to further that goal."
Watch the segment above for more.