Are we beginning to see a push back from the campus protests of last fall?

The College Fix reports.

At Duke, students condemn racial protestors’ name-calling, call for reasoned discussion, free speech

A group of Duke University students have come together to stand against their peers’ attempts to strong-arm administrators into censoring free speech, instituting racial employment quotas, and launching mandatory “anti-oppression” classes.

Calling themselves the “Duke Open Campus Coalition,” the students say accusations that Duke is an institution steeped in racism and demands for various racial reparations has created “a climate of fear on campus” in which students who don’t agree with the claims or the demands are afraid of being personally attacked and slandered.

“We believe there is a large silent majority of students on campus who also think that a lot of these demands are pretty ludicrous, but they’re afraid to say things in public, or to publish something in the student newspaper, because they’re afraid of being attacked personally through ad hominines like ‘bigot’, ‘transphobic,’ ‘heteronormative,’ or ‘whitewashed’,” said Tyler Fredricks, a senior studying political science and economics, in an interview with The College Fix.

Fredricks is a coalition leader along with Pi Praveen, a senior studying political science at Duke, who told The Fix she is frustrated over how her opinions and beliefs are dismissed.

“The issue for me is that our arguments are merited as being either part of what is viewed to be as the minority agenda or as being part of the right agenda,” Praveen said. “I think what’s been difficult is the opinions we have thought about for a very long time, and have not been rash to articulate… can easily be disregarded just because people can make the attack that it’s a ‘white opinion’ and I think that our ability to speak and be intellectual people are far more than our identities that we are born as.”