Universities today are filled with the first children of the “everyone gets a trophy” generation. And it has done a horrible job of preparing any of these people for the real world.
It often seems like these so-called “social justice warriors” want to be as offended and oppressed as possible. Or as oneHarvard student put it, they’re “That walking campus cliché dedicated to rooting out today’s noxious isms and phobias—wherever they exist, and wherever they don’t.”
Don’t believe me?
The University of Ottowa recently banned yoga classes following complaints of “cultural genocide… due to colonialism and western supremacy.”
Students at Yale University demanded the resignation of certain faculty who held the “controversial” position that people should be able to wear whatever Halloween costumes they want.
Princeton University students have set up a “microaggression reporting service,” with one such notable contribution being a student who was “aggressed” by fellow students over the way he pronounces the word “cool whip,” which he claims can lead to binge drinking.
I’d take some time to explain the logic behind any of this if there was any.
But the good news is that at least one university president isn’t catering to and coddling his students.
Dr. Everett Piper, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University received a complaint from a student who felt “victimized” by a lecture he attended. Rather than bending over backwards (as so much others in his position have done), Piper published a fantastic response, titled “This is Not a Day Care. This is a University.”
This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable.
Read more: thefederalistpapers.org