Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.

In June, a professor protecting himself with a pseudonym wrote an essay for Vox describing how gingerly he now has to teach. “I’m a Liberal Professor, and My Liberal Students Terrify Me,” the headline said. A number of popular comedians, including Chris Rock, have stopped performing on college campuses.

Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Maher have publicly condemned the oversensitivity of college students, saying too many of them can’t take a joke.

So begins an article by the Atlantic Monthly entitled, “The Coddling of the American Mind.” Professors must now beware of “microaggressions” and issue “trigger warnings”. College campuses have gone beyond political correctness. You’ll want to read the entire article to understand just how bizarre things have become.