Violent protests are not the norm on college campuses
“Conservatives are souring on colleges. Blame colleges,” July 14 Megan McArdle column.
It has been said that ignorance is the enemy of democracy, and I would add to that journalists who use the media to foment fear-mongering. How many speakers come to colleges every year and how many of these events turn violent? Taking a few notable instances where students used violence to protest against some pretty despicable conservative speakers, Klansmen and white nationalists and then splashing it across the media as if this is a normal occurrence at college is irresponsible journalism.
Given the fact that conservatives run all three branches of the federal government, control the majority of statehouses and governorships, and own the majority of businesses and corporations, blaming liberals is starting to sound like a lame excuse. I would suggest conservatives start looking within themselves as to why they reject science and education. Send letters of 150 words or fewer to email@example.com or 101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 800, Denver, CO, 80202. Please include full name, city and phone number. Contact information is for our purposes only; we will not share it with anyone else. You can reach us by telephone at 303-954-1331.