The Coddling Of The American Mind - For The Interested

The Coddling Of The American Mind

“Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.”

College ain’t what it used to be.

The Atlantic explores why college students are demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like and the dangers associated with this development.

This includes the role social media plays in flipping the power structure (professors and administration now find themselves afraid of their own students) and that it flies in the face of basic psychology which suggests it’s dangerous for people with anxiety to avoid things they fear.