Survey Identifies the Most Intimidated Minority on American College Campuses

Which group is most likely to be subject to intimidation, abuse, and ridicule on college campuses today? Blacks? Gays? Hispanics? Jews? Muslims? According to a survey by the Campus Tolerance Association, the answer is political conservatives.

The survey found that 71 percent of all college students reported they had seen graffiti or heard verbal insults directed against conservative students. In contrast, 31 percent of college students surveyed said they had personally seen or heard insults directed at African-American students. Nearly half witnessed insults directed at gays or lesbians.

The Campus Tolerance Foundation was founded in 2002 to combat anti-Semitism at American colleges and universities. It has since expanded its mission to end bias against all minority groups, women, gays and lesbians, and to combat sexual violence on campus.