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If adozenseconds.com suddenly disappears,

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one reason might be that is has become offensive¹.

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Prepare for some new words:

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microaggression

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   “trigger warnings

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      “vindictive protectiveness

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         “social media native

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            “unwelcome speech

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   Political correctness has sunk to new lows. Socrates causes trouble and should be ignored. Victimhood has climbed up to center stage, and our best colleges are falling at its altar.

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   For a small sample of what’s going on, use our DOOR, then proceed to the September 2015 issue of The Atlantic.

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   Here’s just a small taste of a riveting article that deserves a complete read:

   “… [I]n 2013, the Departments of Justice and Education greatly broadened the definition of sexual harassment to include verbal conduct that is simply ‘unwelcome.’ Out of fear of federal investigations, universities are now applying that standard—defining unwelcome speech as harassment—not just to sex, but to race, religion, and veteran status as well. Everyone is supposed to rely upon his or her own subjective feelings to decide whether a comment by a professor or a fellow student is unwelcome, and therefore grounds for a harassment claim. Emotional reasoning is now accepted as evidence.“²

   If this trend is not reversed, higher higher education (perhaps not all technical education) is doomed. It will be laughed at, avoided, and go broke. The Atlantic is to be applauded for going on the record for free speech.

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   ¹ Of course there could be other reasons…

   ² http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/  Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” The Atlantic (Sept. 2015). Sorry we couldn’t provide more of the article, but if we did, we just wouldn’t know where to stop…(Sorry, clicking on the above “blue” to get there doesn’t work.)