Dershowitz: College Students Who Need A Safe Space Should Stay Home

Dershowitz: College Students Who Need A Safe Space Should Stay Home

Dershowitz: College Students Who Need A Safe Space Should Stay Home

Famed Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz has a message for hypersensitive, modern college students: If you need a safe space, stay home.

Dershowitz, during a recent appearance on New York’s AM 970 “The Cats Roundtable,” said that “humorless” and overly sensitive college students are demanding ridiculous levels of political correctness on campuses.

“They want a safe space for their ideas? Well, fine. Don’t go to college; don’t go to universities. Universities are not going to give you a safe space for your ideas. Your ideas are going to be challenged. Whether they’re ideas about sex, rape, consent, race, religion, terrorism — every one of your ideas is going to be challenged,” Dershowitz told host John Catsimatidis.

Dershowitz went on to note that college educators have a responsibility to challenge students’ views.

“I used to teach freshmen at Harvard and I would get these 18-year-old kids, and I would challenge every one of their ideas. Nothing was sacred; there are no safe spaces for ideas. You try to do it in a nice way. You try not to be particularly nasty when you’re confronting students. But when a student comes up with a dumb idea, I’m not going to say what a great idea that was,” he explained.

According to Dershowitz, it’s time for university administrators to take a step back and stop allowing themselves to be bullied by thin-skinned students.

 

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