If your child needs a ‘safe space’ to avoid criticism and ideas that they don’t agree with, then you have failed as a parent to teach them how to interact with the real world.
These college graduates got a large dose of common sense from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to underscore the importance of “challenging and uncomfortable ideas” by sharing a few of his own with some fresh-faced college grads.
In a commencement speech at the University of Michigan Saturday, the billionaire businessman assumed the role of cranky Boomer telling coddled Millennials to toughen up. He said it’s important to know how to cooperate, listen carefully, think critically and resolve conflicts through reason.
“The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through ‘safe spaces,’ ‘code words,’ and ‘trigger warnings’ is, in my view, a terrible mistake,” Bloomberg said to a chorus of cheers. “The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations – not run away from them.”
His next pearl of wisdom — dismissing micro-aggressions as “exactly that: micro!” — was not so well-received.
“[I]n a macro-sense, one of the most dangerous places on a college campus is a safe space because it creates the false impression that we can insulate ourselves from those who hold different views.”
Read more: Huffington Post
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