The young “safe-space generation” have just added another ridiculous thing to their long list of reasons to be offended. One student from the Framingham State University recently emerged from his safe space and encountered something so incredibly disturbing, that he is now demanding the university pay for counseling following his traumatic experience.
No it wasn’t an ISIS propaganda video, or hearing of another little girl being gang-raped by one of Obama’s refugees. No, this special little cupcake was sitting in class, and was suddenly traumatized after seeing a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop at school.
Had I been a faculty member at that university, I would’ve probably been fired on the spot for telling this kid “this is the real world, and harden the hell up,” or perhaps “open a history book and educate yourself on the true meaning of the Confederate flag.” But no. The university was so concerned over this student’s “horrifying experience,” that they immediately offered counseling to the student over his “traumatic experience”
The university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, went on to apologize, describing the sticker display on the offending student’s laptop as a “biased incident.” He then went on in a public statement to say:
“Huddleston said the flag and other symbols are not condoned by Framingham State University. Many see the Confederate flag as an inflammatory symbol of oppression and constant reminder of a dark period in the history of the United States in which slavery was a legal,” Huddleston continued, while “Others may simply view this flag as a symbol of shared southern heritage and in memory of the Civil War.”
It’s pretty amazing how far we’ve fallen as a society just over the past decade. Universities like this are only crippling these young people, making it impossible for them to cope once they are integrated into the workplace. There are no “safe spaces” in the real world. Having a business degree myself, I’ve witnessed first hand the cut-throat environment you must be able to thrive in, in order to make something out of yourself in corporate America. Once these kids are out in the workforce, how are they even going to cope? Are they just going to curl up in a ball under their cubicles and suck their thumbs after they’re offended by a sticker on someone’s car in the parking lot? It’s time to grow the hell up!
H/T [American News]