Am I the only one who sees the glaring flaw in the "logic" here?

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    So Mr. Sean Ryan here of Columbia University is on to discuss (promote?) a couple of "safe spaces" that Columbia has set up for their African-American students and their homosexual students. Tucker Carlson of Fox News wisely points out that this is going back to the days of segregation - and defeats the argument that diversity is critical.

    Here is where things get really bizarre - Sean Ryan states that these spaces are vital because "isolationism" has caused a host of serious issues for students - including suicide. Yet neither he nor Tucker Carlson saw the obvious flaw here: creating these spaces is causing the isolation. When you take a subset of people out of their community and place them in rooms with a small group of people exactly like them - you have isolated them from the rest of their community. :eusa_doh:

     
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    So we're not going to allow the market to decide? Poor Tuck misses a lot of obvious shit.
     
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    "Safe spaces" are needed for children and incompetent adults.
     
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    That's basically what we use our military for.
     
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    Yes, I see the questionable logic here as well as the total disconnect from reality. When I was in college, segregation was still legal, but many, if not most, places had already desegregated. Certainly that was the case with most universities. So among my classmates in college were black people, brown people, Asian people, local Indians, a smattering of foreign student, along with white people who made up the majority.

    But that was in the days before political correctness became a religion, but good manners and courtesy was expected of all in the culture. So bullying was not a blood sport and the student body did not go out of their way to make the minority students feel different or in need of a safe space.

    That was also when universities encouraged critical thinking, logic, reason, and consideration and exchange of all manner of ideas. We had speakers on campus ranging from everything from the Temperance Society, Birchers, Communists, environmentalists, and military experts, and would you believe not a single student needed a 'safe space' to protect them from unpopular theories or ideology different from their own? And nobody would presume to be unkind or hostile to or treat any of those speakers with anything other than the utmost respect.

    I long for higher education to return to a culture of good manners and respect and allow exchange of ideas and differences of opinion instead of being high priced indoctrination centers.
     
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    ROTC should be in charge of college safe spaces?
     
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    The term "political correctness is often code, and it's been pretty well established that many whites prefer them good ole days where segregation was still the law of the land. It felt like a safe space to them.
     
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    One would guess they are in charge of their own, and all of the other stuff we do across the globe is to create safe spaces for corporate/financial capitalism.
     
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    You need a better class of friends. I don't know ANY people, white or any other color, who think segregation should be the law of the land. And safe spaces have nothing to do with that--my compliments on introducing a nice red herring though--but I do know people who refuse to consider any other point of view than the partisan or ideological one and who think college students should have places safe from any kind of scary ideas..
     
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    What a ridiculous statement. How many kinds of whack-job are you, anyway?
     
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