30 August 2016

PC Deniers Are Flat-Earthers: Part 1

While several Civil War bloggers/historians continue to deny the reality of political correctness, others within academia are not only recognizing it, a few are standing up against it. How refreshing. For example, the University of Chicago:
Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own. ~ Jay Ellison, dean of students for undergraduates

Mr. Ellison must be mistaken! There's not really anything to PC. No, it's all made up. Gee, he must have fallen for the right-wing boogie-man conspiracy. 

Perhaps some of the flat-earthers in the Civil War blogosphere should leave their own "intellectual safe space" and take a class or two at the University of Chicago. LOL.


Champ Livingston said...

So you would have been ok with Columbia University hosting Iran's Ahmadinejad several years ago? I seem to remember the right and other religious groups pretty upset at this.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

No, I would not have been "ok" with it. He's a thug who was the leader of tyrannical regime. But if he spoke, I would not advocate silly "trigger warnings" or "safe spaces." College is supposed to be for maturing adults, not nursery aged children who cry at every offense.

So, I assume you're "ok" with the leader of a regime that oppresses women, Christians and others being given a platform for propaganda at a major university? By "ok", I mean you support that?

Ralph Steel said...

No, actually I was against it too, but this would fit into the idea of providing thought provoking events. You know, just sayin'

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"his would fit into the idea of providing thought"

Maybe its just me, but I think I could come up with an option for "provoking thought" other than a murdering thug.

libraryguy said...

Really. is that the best the college could do to find a speaker? Actually it is typical,from my experience. At my college for the last 15 years all the speakers sponsored here are of the leftist variety, such as ex-Black Panthers, founders of the SDS, and so on.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey LG - you're right. W&L had Angela Davis speak at Lee Chapel a few years back. Amazing.