We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What? The SJW's we hear so much about are just a small minority and nothing to worry about - but "[t]he majority stay silent and air their concerns in private, so that they won't be forced to bear the inevitable social cost"? If a small minority has the majority so cowed that they dare not speak their minds, and can enforce their will by making anybody who dares speak up bear "social costs" I'd say that's a very big problem. And what the heck are these "social costs" if presumably the majority of students don't care? This equation makes no sense.
I think it has long been obvious that they were a small minority, but I disagree that they're nothing to worry about. When you have a media (on both sides) who are willing to amplify their every action and utterance and university staff and administration who encourage them, they become more dangerous than they should be. And they are certainly a threat to individuals who become their targets.
Now if one can give me evidence that the majority is appalled and in fact turning against them, rather than passively going along, then I will stop worrying. Consider Dartmouth and only 3% of this year's grads supporting Trump, for example.
Conservatives aren't getting this wrong. At most they are overreacting. As no one seems to be taking the SJW's in hand, I'm not even sure of that.
Assistant Village Idiot
It may be a "small minority of the students", but it is also an "overwheliming majority of the professors". And those professors decide who gets what grades.