(March 21) The Campus: "Middlebury is tense as it defines political correctness"
This op/ed is a response to the theme of PC in the March 14 1991 edition of The Campus, and more specifically the articles written by Daniel O'Neil, Chad Bryant and Leland Hart. Lang makes it clear that everyone is feeling the "heat" of PC on campus, and describes a recent lecture by Catherine Stimpson that addressed this issue. Lang contradicts Bryant, who found no value in the lectures and debates on campus. Lang agrees with O'Neil that we need a diversity of opinion, but only while bearing in mind the interests of others. Lang also opposes O'Neil's favoritism of white men and states that while fraternity members can be considerate people, that fraternities "are sexist and elitist institutions" in principle. Finally, Lang discourages Hart's sarcasm and puerility and states that everyone must be willing to compromise and be aware of the rights and needs of every person on campus to relieve the current tension. Here is the article from The Campus' archives, as well as photos of the article as it was originally printed.
March 21, 1991
Drew Lang , “(March 21) The Campus: "Middlebury is tense as it defines political correctness",” Archives of Dissent, accessed December 1, 2023, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/archives_of_dissent/items/show/181.
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