The University of Chicago has demonstrated that, as an institution, it is unaware of the actual purpose of trigger warnings and has no desire to actually do the research required to find out their true purpose. As an academic, I find the concept of an entire institution publicly demonstrating their own ignorance and willfulness to continue existing in a state of that ignorance to be absolutely appalling. My sympathies are extended towards the incoming class of 2020 who received the letter announcing this policy. For the purpose of educating this class and any other people who may be interested in … Continue reading The University of Chicago’s Incoming Freshman Letter is a Trigger Warning for Willful Ignorance and Dishonesty
I used Keyhole to track the data for the hashtag on Twitter over the range of March 9th to March 13th, which resulted in less than 80 posts with a fair percentage of these posts being multiple posts by the same user. The highest posts were made by conservative politicians and celebrities, but the tag was also used to advocate for white supremacy.