Inspired by the article Jasmine sent to me today (see link below), a possible Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roundtable discussion topic for faculty:
Where’s the line between cultural sensitivity and coddling? How do we practice cultural humility and respect for each other without overcompensating by coddling each other or censoring ourselves for fear of offending when we have a question? Rather than find empowerment through calling others out on their mistakes, how might we go about calling each other in and building each other up?
The Coddling of the American Mind — In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.
Three related articles:
- No trigger warnings in my class: Why you won’t find them on my syllabi. (I shared this in a “Last/This Week’s Finds” digest last year.)
- Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm
- Trigger Warnings and Free Speech On Campus. Discuss.
- Are Coddled College Students the New Book Censors?