Welcome to the United States of Alice. For decades, most universities have based instruction on theories of cultural and moral relativism. In practice, this created political correctness (PC), which psychologist John Ferudi coined as "velvet totalitarianism." Ferudi grew up in Communist Hungary as the son of Jewish parents who survived WW II labor camps and witnessed the effects of hijacking language and thought for political power. Now many professors, administrators, and students function as thought police on campuses nationwide. The most recent and ridiculous incarnation is called "microaggression," which dictates that a growing list of what normal people see as innocent phrases are "really" forms of mini-racism, -sexism, and so on. Examples include: "the most qualified person should get the job"; "everyone can succeed in this society if they work hard enough"; and "there is only one race, the human race."
The whole PC culture got started back when I was in high school with simple things like don't call crippled peole crippled people, call them "disabled". Then came stupid names for other things. A friend and I started coming up with PC phrases of stereotypical bigoted phrases like "took it off a life challenged African-America". People just didn't see the humor of it.