More than just a safe space, this conference is building an environment for growth and solutions.
A note to remind you to take care of yourself. Do your best to maintain a healthy lifestyle this semester by eating well
The so-called "identity liberalism" that Lilla believes problematic is the much needed, long awaited second phase of justice in America.
We often talk about creating safe spaces for students to discuss sensitive topics in the classroom, but learning often isn't safe. Sometimes safe spaces can let you down.
It seems to me that colleges should foster a culture that allows discussions of topics that make us uncomfortable. We should hear viewpoints from those who don't share our history, our values, our religion, our race, etc.
As a student, the pressure to adopt the community's popular stance is palpable: when you agree with your peers or teachers
The safe-space is a concept I agree with entirely in concept but less so in practice. I firmly believe that students at any university should be able to feel that they are a valued part of the student body and not be subjected to hate speech or excessive insensitivity.
The rise of so-called "political correctness" is not the infantilizing of students. It is the long overdue voice given to the real experiences of all students.
The Promised Land, then, is not simply a "safe space." Social justice is not achieved by eliminating "microaggressions" or requiring "trigger warnings." Student activists, whatever their cause, should recognize and insist on intellectual freedom for all.
The recent wave of complaints on college campuses about the seeming insensitivity of faculty and administrators to students