A Critique of “Academic Sanitization”

Illustrated by Nelson Hua Consider: the scene is JG 101, and your classmate – that guy – has just raised his hand during a controversial Con Law class. He opens his mouth and out comes a generalized statement about [marginalized group]. You hear shuffling as a hand flies into the air, and the response – “Actually, I think it’s pretty offensive to say….” As if on cue, half of your classmates let out a collective sigh as their eyes roll in unison. After class, you hear disparaging remarks made about the offended student in question. This second type of...

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