Take one glance at the kind of shenanigans unfolding on college campuses around the country on a daily basis, and you’ll quickly develop an intense fear for the future of our nation.
And as someone who writes about this stuff on the regular, I can tell you with absolute certainty that all of your fears are well founded.
One of the most ridiculous inventions to come rolling out of the world of academia in recent years is the “safe space,” places on campus where delicate snowflake students can hide from opinions that differ from their own and that supposedly cause them a great deal of anxiety.
In these rooms students can watch puppy videos, eat cookies, or color to help deal with the trauma and stress of the real world. Yes, this is for real.
Just imagine the rude awakening they’re going to receive once they hit the work force. It’s a safe bet to say psychiatry is about to be a booming field.
While the oh so tolerant left is supposed to be all about inclusivity for folks of all walks of life, they apparently draw the line at being a straight white person.
At least that’s what the University of Minnesota says, as they’ve banned straight white students from safe spaces.
Apparently you can only be triggered if you’re gay and a minority. No one else has stress. Good grief.
From The Daily Caller:
The school’s Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life hosts “Tongues Untied,” a space in which people can congregate to discuss the impact of sexuality, race and gender, according to Campus Reform. But not everyone is invited.
“For our allies: we do appreciate your voices and commitment to dismantling racism and homophobia; however, please note that this is a space created for LGBTQIA and/or same-gender-loving people of color,” the space’s description reads.
“If you identify as a queer and/or trans indigenous person or person of color, we welcome you to take part in our discussions,” states the group’s Facebook page.
A “White Privilege Checklist” found earlier in 2017 at the University of Minnesota contained statements such as “I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed,” and “Whether I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial responsibility.”
Can someone please explain to me how it is “inclusive” and “tolerant” for one group of people to exclude another based on color and sexual orientation from participating in safe spaces?
I mean, isn’t it ironic that the criteria for exclusion in this case is a person’s skin color and who they have sexual attraction to? Isn’t that the very thing the LGBT community claims to be fighting against?
This really doesn’t make a lick of sense, does it? This exact situation is the very definition of hypocrisy. To say you want equality and that it’s wrong to exclude people from participating in something due to sexual orientation and race, then turn around and do exactly that is absurd in every sense of the word.
How about instead of excluding a particular group of people from one of these rooms, we just eliminate “safe spaces” altogether? You don’t get a “safe space” to hide from the realities of life when you become a real life grown-up, so why not prepare for the inevitable now?
In this life you’re going to encounter people who view the world differently than you. Sometimes these views will be heinous and evil, other times they’ll be true, but challenge your currently held position on an issue.
Contrary to what young people are being told, this is totally okay, and in fact, it’s quite healthy. When our beliefs and ideas are challenged, we quickly discover what the truth is. If it’s what we believe, then we grow stronger in our belief. If it’s not, we change.
Growth in character only comes from being challenged. Let’s hope the future generation begins to grasp this soon.