The New Witch Hunters
By: Bill O'ReillyNovember 12, 2015
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As we have been reporting, there are now a number of college campuses in turmoil.  The issue seems to be quote "racial insensitivity," unquote.

As Talking Points has put forth for years, there are human beings who are bigoted.

Always been, always will be.  

Ignorant people verbally attack blacks, Jews, Muslims -- pretty much every minority group on the planet.

But there is nothing society can do about individual hateful behavior unless the behavior becomes threatening to other people.

After demonstrations erupted on the campus of the University of Missouri, 19-year-old student Hunter Park was arrested for making threats on social media.  Park allegedly considered shooting blacks.

So now he's in the criminal justice system, where he should be.

That's the way things are supposed to work.

If you are a threat to another person, you must be sanctioned.

But Talking Points believes the mania at Mizzou, Yale, Ithaca College, and other places is politically driven and mostly a ruse.

Today there was supposed to be a mass walk-out of college students dubbed the Million Student March - organized by far left concerns who are demanding tuition-free public colleges, a cancellation of all student debt, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for campus workers, among other things.

As Monica Crowley pointed out here last night, much of this stuff is being driven by organized, far-left fanatics.

Let's take a look at Yale.

The problem here arose after some Yale officials sent out a memo suggesting that students not wear "racially insensitive" Halloween costumes.

So what's that?

Well at the University of Louisville, wearing a Mexican sombrero on Halloween is insensitive.

So I guess next time I see somebody wearing an Aran Island sweater, I can say that's racially insensitive to the Irish.

Sombreros are worn in Mexico just as the sweaters are worn in Ireland.

So you can see how utterly ridiculous this whole thing is.

Now after the Yale pinheads directed their brilliant students on Halloween, some of the smarter Yale faculty said, you know what, that might not be such a good idea.  We do have freedom of expression in America.

Bingo.  They're racially insensitive. They're bigots. They should be fired.

That's what the Yale thing is all about.

At the University of Missouri, it's a bit more complex.

There was a report of a swastika being put on a dormitory wall.  That's unacceptable.

Another report says a drunk student said inappropriate things.  He's been suspended.

But again, individual conduct does not reflect university policy.

Listen to this Mizzou student:

JOEL DALTON, MISSOURI STUDENT: "We have to acknowledge that our college campuses, they were built off of the backs of people of color.  When we look at how institutions were built, largely plantation owners and slave owners were sending money and their children to these institutions.  So it's built within the fabrics of our community and we need to break down and discuss how this is happening on campus and how racism still lives here."

Again that's what this is all about, racial grievance.

But the words "racial insensitivity" are being used as the hammer.

Think about it, if I'm a college kid and i ask another student to turn down the rap music, I could be racially insensitive.

If i object on religious grounds to gay marriage, I can be accused of being a homophobe.

If I imitate Ricky Ricardo from "I Love Lucy" by using his accent, I could be labeled a bigot.

This is dangerous and the witch hunters are running wild.

Sadly, very few college administrators have the courage to confront them.

And that's the memo.