The millennials are indeed a generation lost. They mirror the intolerance and hate of the young fascists in the lead up to World War II.
Student Cabot Phillips to campus to see how students’ professed love of diversity didn’t extend to ideological diversity.
Cabot went undercover, posing as a student with the fictitious group ‘American Students for Diversity.’ He asked students if they’d be willing to sign a petition urging the school to ban the hiring of any professor who had voted for Donald Trump.
Over the course of an entire afternoon of filming, just one student who stopped to talk with Cabot would decline to sign.
- Only one student declined to sign the petition.
- At one point, faculty member stopped to sign the petition offered words of encouragement.Campus Reform: While many students and administrators often refer to their love of diversity, how do they feel about a diversity of opinion amongst their professors?To find out, I went undercover at American University, posing as a student with the fictitious group “American Students for Diversity.” Armed with a clipboard, I asked students if they would be willing to sign my petition to urge the school to ban the hiring of any professor who had voted for Donald Trump in November.
Throughout the day it became clear that the overwhelming majority of students on campus had no interest in hearing from any professor holding political beliefs different from their own. Student after student eagerly signed the petition; one said having a professor who voted for Trump would “really inhibit people from going to class.”
At one point, faculty member stopped to sign the petition and offer me words of encouragement.
Another student signed the petition adding, “[America] is not really a democracy any more so we can’t really play by the normal rules anymore.”
Over the course of an entire afternoon of filming, just one student who stopped to talk with me would decline to sign.