So Jerry Seinfeld says that he and other comedians won't play college campuses because college students are so politically correct:

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 hell they’re talking about.”

And then, less than a week later, a college student writes a 1,200-word screed in the Huffington Post proving that Jerry Seinfeld is right!

And also that college students can't write very well.

Here goes, from Anthony Berteaux, sophomore journalism major at San Diego State University (yes, I know it's mean to pick on sophomores, but….):

While I do agree with you that college students today are more sensitive to issues of race and gender politics, it's simply because that's our job as learners. As college students who are engaged in a myriad of social, economic, and political issues, it's our duty to be actively engaged and educated about issues of sexism, racism and prejudice.

It isn't so much that college students are too politically correct (whatever your definition of that concept is), it's that comedy in our progressive society today can no longer afford to be crass, or provocative for the sake of being offensive. Sexist humor and racist humor can no longer exist in comedy because these concepts are based on archaic ideals that have perpetrated injustice against minorities in the past.

Provocative humor, such as ones dealing with topics of race and gender politics, can be crass and vulgar, but underlying it must be a context that spurs social dialogue about these respective issues. There needs to be a message, a central truth behind comedy for it to work as humor….

While it's not the sole role of comics to be social commentators on every issue through their comedy, I believe there is a responsibility, especially when a well-known comic is talking about sensitive topics like race and gender politics, to have an underlying message to be said.

This doesn't mean that the funny aspect of the bit has to be compromised for the sake of social commentary. As countless comedians have proven before, it's very possible to have a message and be hilarious at the same time….

So, yes, Mr. Seinfeld, we college students are politically correct. We will call out sexism and racism if we hear it. But if you're going to come to my college and perform in front of me, be prepared to write up a set that doesn't just offend me, but has something to say.

Because the purpose of comedy is to be didactic.

Now, I could write my own screed, not just about college students' humorlessness these days but about the paper-thin skins of those easily offended "learners," and what that says about the sorry state of a higher-education system that produces young people who complain that they aren't indoctrinated enough. They're not content with having their professors "spur social dialogue" in the classroom. They expect the comedians who entertain them during their off-hours to do so as well.

But instead I'll  Issue a prophecy: I don't think "Mr. Seinfeld" is going to want to play San Diego State anytime soon.