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College President Makes This RIDICULOUS Statement Defending “Safe Spaces”

Campus Reform
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Evergreen State College president George Bridges recently penned an op-ed criticizing the University of Chicago’s rejection of safe spaces for its students.

Bridges argues that safe spaces are “critical” for student success, and insists that colleges “must” create more of them.

In the wake of the University of Chicago’s attack on safe spaces, one college president is adamantly defending their usage and calling UC’s letter insensitive to the needs of students.

Last week, UC’s dean of students, John Ellison, penned a welcome letter to incoming freshmen undergraduates warning them that he does “not support so-called ‘trigger warnings’” or safe spaces.

“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,” he informed the students preemptively.

[RELATED: You won’t find safe spaces here, UC dean tells freshmen] 

Evergreen State College president George Bridges, however, has taken it upon himself to present a defense of the use of trigger warnings and safe spaces, even calling them “critical” to the success of students.

“The University of Chicago’s letter to incoming freshmen was a sign of insensitivity to the needs of students,” he began his op-ed in The Seattle Times, saying UC’s letter “wasn’t…

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