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Posted on 01/28/2020 6:30:05 AM PST by karpov
The idea of a campus safe spacea university-sanctioned oasis where students can go to destress and feel at easehas had its share of ridicule. And its not hard to see why: It is often hard to distinguish between a college safe space and a preschool daycare.
For example, in April 2019, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a Week of Balance for students. The weeks events were packed full of therapeutic activities including coloring and origami therapy, sweet treats, yoga and crafting, and engaging in a cathartic primal scream followed by an ice cream outing.
But safe spaces arent just temporary rooms that disappear after the semester ends. Entire centers on university campuses are often designed as permanent safe spaces for select student groups. In fact, former UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor Carol Folt and many others believe that entire campuses should be a safe space. And safety doesnt just mean protection from violence or abusive behavior; for an environment to be safe it must also protect students from stress and discomfort.
At first, the existence of campus safe spaces might seem laughable or excessive, but ultimately harmless. However, as the new documentary No Safe Spaces shows, the ideological forces driving the calls for university-wide safe spaces are anything but benign.
No Safe Spaces is narrated by comedian Adam Carolla and radio talk show host Dennis Prager. With hints of comedy and entertainment, the film highlights some of the most egregious affronts to free thought on and off college campuses.
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Amazing how college students survived for all those many, many years before safe spaces.
I weep for the future.
What they have done to supposed college-level academics is even more of a scam.The algebra you and I may well have had in 7th grade in our local public school is now termed “college algebra” and all that too many colleges require for a supposed science degree. (Which also tells you all you need to know about the rigor of the other classes in their programs.)
A university’s excellence is inversely proportional the product of: (number of inept - e.g., marshmallow majors) x (number of admin + diversity + counselors) x (number of times “diversity” is mentioned in their literature).
Anyone who is “triggered” would be far better off in a mental institution. College is NOT for them.
Campuses becoming “Romper Rooms” for the discontent where contest such as glue eating and pin the tail on the Marxist, where everyone gets a tail!
This is the generation that was raised by a yellow bird and purple dinosaur.
“also protect students from stress and discomfort.”
That is what the progs are going to fight their revolution with?
I’ve been calling public ed and the typical college experience “adult day care” since my middle years in homeschool. They begin a process of regression, of intellectual degradation; curiosity fades and herd mentality prevails. The individual is enfeebled and craves protection and validation, not only safe spaces, but safe thoughts.
They are the future.
Teach your own, or this is your harvest.
remove TAX PAYER MONEY
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