New York Times Agrees With Public Advocate about Colleges Being PC Prison Camps
The daily caller reports:
Trigger warnings-the authoritarian left's latest attempt to patrol speech at college campuses-have been on the radar of civil libertarians for some time, but now even The New York Times is upset about them.
In a news article titled, "Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm," NYT writer Jennifer Medina bemoaned that students at many campuses are eager to force professors to post warning labels on their syllabi:
Should students about to read "The Great Gatsby" be forewarned about "a variety of scenes that reference gory, abusive and misogynistic violence," as one Rutgers student proposed? Would any book that addresses racism - like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or "Things Fall Apart" - have to be preceded by a note of caution? Do sexual images from Greek mythology need to come with a viewer-beware label?