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Bloomberg on microaggressions: “One of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space”

From the former New York mayor’s speech, delivered to University of Michigan’s graduating class: The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through ‘safe spaces,’ ‘code words’ and ‘trigger warnings’ is, in my view, a terrible mistake. The whole purpose of college is to learn … Continue reading “Bloomberg on microaggressions: “One of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space””

From the former New York mayor’s speech, delivered to University of Michigan’s graduating class:

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The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through ‘safe spaces,’ ‘code words’ and ‘trigger warnings’ is, in my view, a terrible mistake.

The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations — not run away from them. A microaggression is exactly that: micro. And one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space, because it creates the false impression that we can insulate ourselves from those who hold different views.

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