Bias Response Teams: Campus censorship at its most sinister

Source: spiked
by Tom Slater

“When you criticise the parlous state of free speech on campus these days, you’re often called hysterical. Disinviting speakers, banning microaggressions and clamping down on culturally appropriative parties is small fry, say the campus censors. ‘We’re not tyrants — go and criticise Turkey.’ This is just a ploy, of course — an attempt to shift the spotlight and avoid having to justify the not only censorious but patently unhinged behaviour of campus officials of late. But it’s also a crap one. Because with every year that passes, university administrations cook up more and more GDR-lite ways to cleanse campuses of disagreeable speech. Just take Bias Response Teams (BRTs).” (04/07/17)