The Letter Sent By Dean John Ellison

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It is overwhelming that the original connotation behind safe spaces has gradually stemmed into different trajectories. In this vein, the sentiments and reactions that hovered the web in awe of the acceptance letter sent by Dean John Ellison, from the University of Chicago, to the incoming class of 2020 took coals to Newcastle. In the letter, the dean apprised the lot that, “Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual “safe spaces” where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.” Some people, …show more content…

Also, they were to provide therapeutic services to those who happened to be victims of PTSD, trauma, assault, and any form of violence. In most cases, they concentrate on issues like sexism, racism, ableism, islamophobia, and trans-antagonism. See, all for a good course! However, the same society that had once put itself in their own shoes and had made an informed decision of having them and warning labels in our institutions too-where contents, films, or materials with graphic elaborations of such experiences-is the same (with a fair share of its population) feeling the need to disintegrate from the idea of having the so called “safe spaces” and “trigger-warnings” in higher education institutions.

Foremost, many activists in favor of safe spaces now want the entire campus turned into a safe space. Well, there are many designated places for minorities like Hillel house for the Jewish student community in most campuses. Even in our very own, Bryn Mawr College, we have the Perry house and Enid Cook center for the black students. Also, they are other smaller meeting places for other groups. Such spaces are okay since they don 't interfere with others who do not conform to them. However, you cannot ban other beneficiaries of these institutions from certain behaviors simply because you hold a belief that they are not right. For example, in one of the courses, a student was concerned about the use of the words 'you guys '

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