“safe spaces aren’t just havens in which to escape stereotyping and speak openly about oppressive behaviors without being told”
This came from the school’s engineering department. The sciences are not immune to progressive politics.
Campus Reform reports:
UMich helps dispute ‘myth’ that ‘safe spaces’ aren’t necessary
A University of Michigan engineering writer, Kate McAlpine, argues the idea that safe spaces are unnecessary is a “myth” in an opinion editorial promoted on the university’s official website.
In the third part of her six-piece series titled “Six Diversity Myths,” McAlpine set out to prove that safe spaces are more than just a place where minority communities can run away from their problems.
Rather, they are places where people from these communities can “thrive.”
The University of Michigan featured her explainer on this “myth” on its official engineering department website.
“But safe spaces aren’t just havens in which to escape stereotyping and speak openly about oppressive behaviors without being told, ‘You’re being too sensitive.’ They are places in which the cultures most comfortable to many students and faculty thrive,” McAlpine wrote.
McAlpine explained that microaggressions, while not meant to be harmful, add up and can feel like mountains to minority communities. She likened this to times when minorities generalize White people.
“By now, most White people have had a dose of what this feels like: It’s the flare of annoyance at the way white men are dismissed as ‘another white guy,’ for instance, or the way ‘white feminism’ essentially means ‘racist feminism,’” McAlpine explained.
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