Skip to comments.America’s College Kids Are a Bunch of Mollycoddled Babies: Are they running this country someday?
Posted on 05/22/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Its hard to know whether to laugh or cry over the demand by U.S. college students for trigger warnings to alert them that something theyre about to read or see in one of their classes might traumatize themapparently 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, theyre old enough to vote, to drive, even (though its 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 Colleges 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 schools 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 ones 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 mans 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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No, they are running the country today, dude.
See, the children of the 60’s.
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.
When the idiots in charge now are done,there won’t be a country for them to run.
That’s a hoot coming from the leftist at Politico where they believe everyone has a right not to be offended.
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
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 relaunchedwith 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”
They already are, Obama and his dude administration.
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.
Only if they can do it from mommy's basement.
Mollycoddled, Haven't heard that word in a long time.
Fit's perfect for this Millennial Generation.
running the country? Not if it requires work
Thanks for posting that. Checker is one of my favorite people in the whole wide world.
‘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.
Yeah, but I’ll be dead, thank God!
Immortality is the last thing I would ever want in this world.
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