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College kid to Jerry Seinfeld: Yes, we’re PC–and you’d better be, too, if you play our campus

June 11, 2015

My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

 If it doesn’t have a social-justice message, we won’t laugh

“So, yes, Mr. Seinfeld, we college students are politically correct. We will call out sexism and racism if we hear it. But if you’re going to come to my college and perform in front of me, be prepared to write up a set that doesn’t just offend me, but has something to say.”

Because the purpose of comedy is to be didactic.

Now, I could write my own screed, not just about college students’ humorlessness these days but about the paper-thin skins of those easily offended “learners,” and what that says about the sorry state of a higher-education system that produces young people who complain that they aren’t indoctrinated enough. They’re not content with having their professors “spur social dialogue” in the classroom. They expect the comedians who entertain them during their off-hours to do so as well.

But instead I’ll  Issue a prophecy: I don’t think “Mr. Seinfeld” is going to want to play San Diego State anytime soon.

Posted by Charlotte Allen


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