So it appears that diversity of opinion is not allowed at Wesleyan College. A student wrote an editorial about the Black Lives Movement and the many of the students apparently can't accept an opinion from a white person that doesn't conform with their own. It's becoming ridiculous. People are afraid to speak up or present an opinion against some groups without fear of being attacked and silenced. What are students learning in college today? We have so much abundance and free time that people take for granted. Everything seems to be the white man's fault. Just think what this country and the world would be like without the white man's inventions including democracy, a free press, television, automobiles, modern farming techniques. What happened to the goal of being judged by the content of one's character rather than the color of one's skin? I'm thankful that this country has diversity and a melting pot. Who cares what color someone is? Apparently some still do and want justice for their ancestors I guess. Free speech is under siege on college campuses at least. Also try criticizing Obama or Muslims. Original Editorial http://wesleyanargus.com/2015/09/14/of-race-and-sex/ Newspaper succumbs to threats and writes weasel response http://wesleyanargus.com/2015/09/17/staff-editorial/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-boycott-of-a-147-year-old-student-newspaper/ The Washington Post washingtonpost.com © 1996-2015 The Washington Post A conservative op-ed prompts a boycott of a 147-year-old student newspaper September 23 at 12:50 PM Stop the presses. (John S./Flickr) Students and staff members at Connecticut's Wesleyan University are boycotting the school's 147-year-old student newspaper and threatening to remove copies of the paper from campus after the paper published a student op-ed critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. The op-ed, which appeared in the Wesleyan Argus last week, argued that the Black Lives Matter movement bears some responsibility for recent police killings and unrest in response to police shootings of unarmed black men. After some students objected to the op-ed, the paper published a front-page apology in the following issue, affirming its solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, criticizing the op-ed's "inaccurate statistics," encouraging minority students to contribute to the paper, and resolving to publish "an issue of The Argus written entirely by students of color" in the near future. But for the paper's detractors, this wasn't enough. Members of the Student Assembly are now considering whether to act on a petition, currently signed by 170 students and staff members, calling for a boycott of the paper for failing to "be an inclusive representation of the voices of the student body" and neglecting to "provide a safe space for the voices of students of color." The petitioners call for the paper to be stripped of its student group funding, and say they will remove copies of the paper from campus until certain demands are met, including: mandatory once-a-semester "social justice/diversity" training for all staff members; space on the front page of each issue "dedicated for marginalized groups/voices"; monthly reports on the paper's funding and leadership structure.