We have written a lot about the suppression of free speech on campuses and touched on some of the things that have gone on at Yale.
But I have seen nothing better on this front than the 12-minute YouTube video I watched this morning, We the Internet TV's short documentary “Silence U Part 2: What has Yale Become?” It's the follow-up to its 2016 viral hit “Silence U: Is the University Killing Free Speech and Open Debate?
According to our friends at FEE, "We the Internet TV is a comedy news channel that has earned millions of views, started important conversations about the role of government in society, received press coverage in major publications, and won two honorable mentions in the online video category from the prestigious Webbys."
The new documentary explores Yale’s infamous attempt to tell students what types of Halloween costumes were appropriate for students, and the fallout that ensued when one faculty member asked if such a policy was really necessary.
One thing becomes apparent when watching the video, a point the documentary's narrator makes succinctly: "These are moves of power, not of reason."
Watch and enjoy:
Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has appeared in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Washington Times.