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America’s College Kids Are a Bunch of Mollycoddled Babies: Are they running this country someday?
Politico ^ | 05/22/2014 | By CHESTER E. FINN JR.

Posted on 05/22/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry over the demand by U.S. college students for “trigger warnings” to alert them that something they’re about to read or see in one of their classes might traumatize them—apparently a new trend, according to the New York Times. Ditto for off-beat campus sculptures, placards displayed by protesters and more.

Poor dears. These are the same kids who would riot in the streets if their colleges asserted any form of in loco parentis when it comes to such old-fashioned concerns as inebriation and fornication. God forbid they should be treated as responsible, independent adults! After all, they’re old enough to vote, to drive, even (though it’s unlikely) to join the army.

Yet they want their professors to shield their precious eyes from anything potentially offensive. In the words of a course-syllabus guide produced by Oberlin College’s Sexual Offense Policy Task Force, that means flagging “all forms of violence” and examples of “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.” Although the Oberlin faculty has temporarily tabled the document, the school’s Office of Equity Concerns already admonishes instructors to “take steps to make the classroom more inclusive for … individuals of all genders, gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations.”

Just how, aside from inviting all of one’s students to take their seats, is a teacher supposed to manage that? Does the history professor refrain from mentioning that Hitler killed homosexuals as well as Jews? Does the English teacher shun James Baldwin and George Eliot because one was gay and the other was a woman using a man’s name? Avoid Toni Morrison because one of her books includes a rape scene? Not teach astronomy because just two of the 23 best-known constellations are recognizably female?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: college; education; millenials

1 posted on 05/22/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 05/22/2014 11:16:38 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

No, they are running the country today, dude.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 11:17:47 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: SeekAndFind

See, the children of the 60’s.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 11:19:55 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: SeekAndFind
Someday the college kids will be running the country?

I remember.

The 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats were celebrated in the establishment MSM as the most intelligent generation ever! They are now arguably that very establishment that praised them and they hold themselves and their ideological issue in even higher regard.

I hope so.. they might be better than the "kids" running the country today.

5 posted on 05/22/2014 11:20:52 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: all the best

When the idiots in charge now are done,there won’t be a country for them to run.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 11:21:26 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 05/22/2014 11:21:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s a hoot coming from the leftist at Politico where they believe everyone has a right not to be offended.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 11:22:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, we are being run by the baby boomer generation at the moment, so I don’t see how the generation could be much worse.

Baby boomers invented slacker counter culture ideal for all subsequent generations to follow up on - their motto was “Turn on, tune in, drop out” and they forced the BS, Academic High Standard destroying underwater basket weaving and “——— Studies” courses and Departments on University administrators that have dumbed down and indoctrinated going on three generations of college students


9 posted on 05/22/2014 11:25:45 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: TexasCajun

Politico, for some reason, sometimes publishes the opinions of Non-leftist.

Here is the background of this particular author:

Chester E. Finn, Jr. is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is an ideologically conservative American nonprofit education policy think tank with offices in Washington, D.C., Columbus,Ohio, and Dayton, Ohio. The Fordham Institute is not connected with Fordham University.

The Institute’s namesake was a businessman and civic leader in Dayton, Ohio. His widow, Thelma Fordham Pruett, established the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation in 1959 to support a wide range of causes in the Dayton area. In 1997, following the death of Mrs. Pruett, the Foundation was relaunched—with a narrowed focus on education. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute joined the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation in 2007. In 2013, the Associated Press described the organization as “conservative-leaning”

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_B._Fordham_Institute


10 posted on 05/22/2014 11:26:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
America’s College Kids Are a Bunch of Mollycoddled Babies: Are they running this country someday?

They already are, Obama and his dude administration.

11 posted on 05/22/2014 11:31:05 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Why shouldn’t they be in control of the country. We have ex-hippies and flower children running the country now. Especially the aging, hollow-eyed hippie from Haight-Ashbury herself, Nancy Pelosi.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 11:31:18 AM PDT by r0tten
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To: musicman
Are they running this country someday?

Only if they can do it from mommy's basement.

13 posted on 05/22/2014 11:34:18 AM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I wasn't aware Conservatives were allowed?

Mollycoddled, Haven't heard that word in a long time.

Fit's perfect for this Millennial Generation.

14 posted on 05/22/2014 11:36:00 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: fireforeffect

running the country? Not if it requires work


15 posted on 05/22/2014 11:38:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for posting that. Checker is one of my favorite people in the whole wide world.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 11:40:59 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: all the best
No, they are running the country today, dude.

At least until their new Chinese overlords arrive.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 11:41:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mikeus_maximus
See, the children of the 60’s.

I resemble that remark. Spending my adolescence amidst the horror of the Carter Administration set me straight though.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 11:42:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

‘Are they running this country someday’? Yep, that’s how we got Barrack Houssain bin Obummer. Prepare for a lot like him as that’s what our colleges and Universities are turning out.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 11:49:48 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, but I’ll be dead, thank God!

Immortality is the last thing I would ever want in this world.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 11:55:24 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: r0tten

We don’t have ex-hippies and flower children from the 60s running America today.

Hippies/flower children were not getting law degrees and PHDs, and building business careers and going to college, by definition they were dropping out, and seeking their own lives, not being yippies, and passionate members of the political world and government, and institutions, and difficult lifetime careers in the straight world.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 12:20:04 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: GeronL
Running the country.

When does that come out on X-Box?

22 posted on 05/22/2014 1:28:13 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: fireforeffect

lol

I think it was called Tropico or something, you are a Banana Republic dictator or something


23 posted on 05/22/2014 1:31:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

24 posted on 05/22/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Obama: Spawn of America-haters)
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