[Edling] US: The Coddling of the American Mind

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sat Aug 15 06:15:53 UTC 2015


The Atlantic



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. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that violates the law”) lest it cause students distress.



Full story:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/
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