A member of student council in a Maine college is being sanctioned and possibly expelled from the council for passing by a tequila party were some people wore little sombreros. That ghastly grizzly gross insensitivity of the most unforgivable nature...will likely lead to his disgrace on campus.

The Atlantic has an essay on free speech on campus including the broader phenomenon of "safe space" coddling of students to emotionally unstable even the possibility of debate that challenges their preconceived ideas...is shut down quickly and unapologeticaly. It is well worth the read after Sunday School of course.

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Comment by Davis Goodman on March 10, 2016 at 8:41am
It used to be that an offense that required drastic punishment was one or more of: a grossly offensive act...well established and/or if a broad community is vocally offended and/or there is no apology and/or the act is repeated after being told how offensive it was.

It seems now the safety is off and the trigger finger ready. You carer is ruined if you: offend someone of a marginalised group at all even in private and/or you offend a handful of people and their numerous sympathisers and/or you unknowingly offend someone...even with a trivial action...even by association.

The result isn't a dialogue as they say they want but one side apologising and the other side screaming for their head. Modern day mob justice.

Is there anything someone could say that unintentionally offended you followed by an apology...that would still deserve extreme reprisal? Can you think of any case at all where this is reasonable?
Comment by Unseen on March 10, 2016 at 12:12pm


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