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Too many academics are now censoring themselves

Whether it’s the Holocaust or A Midsummer Night’s Dream, lecturers should not have to tip-toe around issuing trigger warnings to stop students being distressed

Students studying the archaeology of modern conflict at University College, London, have been told they are permitted to leave class if they find the discussion of historical events “disturbing” or traumatising. This does not surprise me. Shielding students from topics deemed sensitive is fast gaining influence in academic life.

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Read more: theguardian.com

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