Sunday, February 25, 2018 by Jayson Veley
In a move that is sure to get liberal snowflakes rushing to their safe spaces faster than ever, Princeton University is now encouraging students to report “problematic experiences based on [their] identity.” This means that if students find themselves in a situation that makes them feel offended or uncomfortable in anyway, they can – and should, according to Princeton – go tell somebody about it, even if it is something that normally wouldn’t result in disciplinary action.
Posters that have been plastered on walls across the Ivy League school’s campus by the Office of Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity remind students that even though “not every experience can or should be addressed through a disciplinary process,” they can rest assured knowing that “there are always resources available to help you manage your experience.” In addition, the posters encourage students at Princeton to “consider reporting your experience.”
“Even if you do not want to pursue disciplinary action, or your experience is not appropriate for disciplinary action,” the posters encourage students to report negative identity-related experiences because it “helps Princeton monitor behavior on campus and identify opportunities to improve it.”
When it comes to actually reporting on these identity-related incidents, the posters explain that students have a number of options. They can “talk to someone informally” at the Carl A. Fields Center for Diversity and Cultural Understanding, the Women’s Center, the LGBT Center, the International Center, the Office of Religious Life, or the Office of Disability Services. Students also have the option to “report the experience to Institutional Equity and Diversity,” which “monitors information about interactions that may not meet the definition of discrimination or harassment but suggest a pattern of a larger hostile environment.” (Related: Millennial snowflakes are now claiming that calling them snowflakes damages their mental health.)
There once was a time when colleges only encouraged students to report incidents that involved some kind of harassment or discrimination; now, it seems as though an incident can be reported for just about any reason at all. The Millennials are being coddled more than any generation that came before them, and if it doesn’t stop, then it will have a severe negative impact on the future of our country.
Earlier this week, the Daily Wire reported that the University of Minnesota is now holding an event to teach students about “white supremacy” in response to an upcoming speech by conservative speaker Ben Shapiro, which has incidentally been pushed to an off campus venue. While the organizers of the event told Campus Reform they “do not know where Ben Shapiro is a white supremacist,” the event will lecture students on the alleged “connections between white extremist groups and American conservatism today.” (Related: This college is now requiring students majoring in politic science to take a course on the “abolition of whiteness.”)
It really is sad that college students would feel the need to hold an entire event just because someone is scheduled to speak on campus with whom they disagree. If this lecture on white supremacy never happened, then what’s the worst that would happen? Ben Shapiro would come to the school, deliver his speech, liberals would disagree, and everyone would go on with their lives. But instead, Millennials are being coddled yet again.
The problem with schools going out of their way to make sure that students never feel uncomfortable or offended is that it essentially sets them up for failure. In life, when you encounter an “identity-related incident,” there’s not going to be seven or eight different offices for you to choose from and report the experience. When you hear someone giving a speech on something that you fundamentally disagree with, there won’t always be a counter event for you to attend to make you feel comfortable and safe.
It’s time for schools to truly start preparing young people for “the real world,” and they can start by teaching them how to deal with beliefs that are different from their own.
See more reports of the insanity on left-wing college campuses by reading CampusInsanity.com.