For starters, I’m a Millenial and also considered a minority (although in the state of California, the Latino population is technically the majority, but I digress).
A survey was made by the Pew Research Center which found 40% of Millennials support government intervention on censoring offensive speech to minorities. After reading the article, the first thing that came to mind, is this finding is not only terrifying, but at the same time, not surprising at all. As an example, let’s take illegal immigration. Spanish news media outlets refuse to label “illegal” immigrants as “illegal”, instead they opt to use the term “undocumented”, because they considered the term illegal to be derogatory. Illegal, undocumented, what’s the bloody fucking difference?! They’re both the same thing. We’re living in an era of political correctness, that’s beyond mind boggling. Interestingly enough, Drudge Report had a feature article about a High School cheer-leading student that made a tweet which some seemed as being offensive, thus resulting in her removed from the team.
This research reminded me of the fiasco a few months ago back, at the University of California Irvine, were the student council wanted to ban the U.S. flag because they seemed it as being offensive.
American Universities are breeding grounds of Liberal and Socialist ideologies, so it’s not surprising that a generation who hasn’t experienced any threats to their first amendment, would support such restriction to their freedom. We live in a world where feminists under fraudulent claims, can go to the United Nations, and give a speech to promote internet censorship, now a substantial percentage of a generation of young Americans favor limiting free speech.