The political science department in Middlebury College has officially surrendered to the violent protestors who were angered by Charles Murray’s appearance on campus to give a speech in March.
In Friday’s edition of the school newspaper, The Middlebury Campus, the PoliSci Chairman Bert Johnson formally apologized to the protestors for bringing Murray to their school and possibly triggering them with his ideas.
Johnson said that he co-sponsored the event as a symbolic gesture to embrace all opinions on campus. However, he admits he should have been more thoughtful of all the students whose feelings would have been hurt by Murray.
“Most importantly, and to my deep regret, it contributed to a feeling of voicelessness that many already experience on this campus, and it contributed to the very real pain that many people,” Johnson wrote, “particularly people of color – have felt as a result of this event.”
He said going forward he plans on listening to all opinions before allowing anyone on campus to speak.
Apparently, free expression, speech, and thought will hereby be banned from Middlebury College unless it has the vocal support of a mob.