If you're a regular listener of Jim Gearhart's podcast, or you enjoyed his 25-year stint leading New Jersey 101.5's morning show, we're not telling you anything new by saying he doesn't enjoy political correctness.

But some stories, Jim says, are more absurd than others.

"I just throw these out as a couple of examples of how we've gone stark raving damn mad," Jim says in this week's installment of the Jim Gearhart Show podcast, available here, on iTunes and Google Play.

How about the story of Professor Bret Weinstein at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., who had the gall to oppose the school's annual “Day of Absence," or rather, this year's reversal of it. Traditionally, students and faculty of color would skip out on the campus for a day and meet elsewhere, to show what life would be like when they're not around. This year, white students and faculty were invited to step away, after minorities expressed concerns they didn't feel safe following the 2016 election.

"He was a very liberal person, but he said that was going too far," Jim says. But to Jim, what was really to far was the backlash Weinstein received — including threats and harassment.

"This is how serious this has gotten," Jim says.

But that's not the only story he's got lined up. Check out the podcast to hear the rest. Email Jim at Jim@NJ1015.com.

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— Townsquare Media staff

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