Right To Not Be Offended?
Here's my second blog today giving you yet another example of our society losing its mind.
The Washington Post reported that the University of California’s Committee on Education Policy will be discussing a proposed policy that would explicitly recognize a right for students to not be offended.
Apparently, they have a lot of time of their hands at this university.
The article states the following found in their proposed policy:
"Intolerance has no place at the University of California. We define intolerance as unwelcome conduct motivated by discrimination against, or hatred toward, other individuals or groups. It may take the form of acts of violence or intimidation, threats, harassment, hate speech, derogatory language reflecting stereotypes or prejudice, or inflammatory or derogatory use of culturally recognized symbols of hate, prejudice, or discrimination."
You were not born with any right not to be offended, were you?
What is this college teaching these protected children? Well, they are supposedly adults when they get to college. Oh, wait I am wrong under Obamacare/Scotuscare/Unaffordable Care Act the government considers you a child until the age of 26.
Interesting how President Obama sends children to war — but that is an entirely different subject or is it?
Again from the Washington Post article:
"The following non-exhaustive list contains examples of behaviors that do not reflect the University’s values of inclusion and tolerance, as described in the Regents of the University of California’s Statement of Principles Against Intolerance.
- Vandalism and graffiti reflecting culturally recognized symbols of hate or prejudice. These include depictions of swastikas, nooses, and other symbols intended to intimidate, threaten, mock and/or harass individuals or groups.
- Questioning a student’s fitness for a leadership role or whether the student should be a member of the campus community on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex, or sexual orientation.
- Depicting or articulating a view of ethnic or racial groups as less ambitious, less hardworking or talented, or more threatening than other groups.
- Depicting or articulating a view of people with disabilities (both visible and invisible) as incapable."
What are we teaching our young adults?
They will be offended quite a bit as an adult. Will they make a police case out of this every time?
I believe that you allow yourself to be offended by people. Just brush it off and move on, there will always be bullies and idiots in your life.
People who make offending statements usually do so because deep down inside they think less of themselves and have to put other people down to make themselves feel better.
What are your thoughts?
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