There is no doubt 2015 was a year full of campus controversies. The demand for political correctness reached such heights this year that many began to worry today’s “coddled” American college students are no longer even exposed to ideas they disagree with or find challenging.
There are far too many examples to list them all, but here are five of the particularly ridiculous instances of political correctness we saw on college campuses this year. Consider this your trigger warning.
University of Minnesota Rejects 9/11 Recognition
Students at the University of Minnesota voted against a proposition that would allow for a moment of recognition on the future anniversaries of 9/11. When speaking out against the resolution, David Algadi, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, said, “The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe.” Algadi even went on to ask, “When will we start having moments of silence for all of the times white folks have done something terrible?” Yet, what Algadi failed to recognize is that the moment of silence is not about recognizing the people who committed the violence, it is about remembering the thousands of innocent lives lost.
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