What do College Students Know About the World? Seinfeld says, Not Much!
Jerry Seinfeld is absolutely correct about today’s college students not knowing what they are talking about. Many of the students I have encountered at elite schools are parrots for politically correctness. What ensues is an uninformed self-righteousness that results in intolerant behavior towards anyone who strays from prevailing orthodoxy. Under these circumstances, campus life can become an unsafe and hostile environment for non-conformists.
Like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows on college campuses. And while talking with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday, the comedian revealed why: College kids today are too politically correct.
“I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.’”
Seinfeld says teens and college-aged kids don’t understand what it means to throw around certain politically-correct terms. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice,’” he said. “They don’t know what the f¬—k they’re talking about.”