Educating students in ambiguity and discomfort
The current public assumption that safe spaces and trigger warnings conflict with academic freedom and are the result of political correctness gone mad is a false dichotomy. If students today are indeed more fragile, then it is vital that we in higher education understand: (1) the specific nature of this sensitivity and (2) what colleges can do to help.
Originally published: December 7, 2016
Author: Jose Antonio Brown
Institution: Goucher College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed