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[Xmca-l] Re: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"
I can understand those rules in a school environment as you are teaching under age kids, but applying those rule within universities adhering to the standards of a liberal education is quite a different species.
On Apr 3, 2014, at 4:09 PM, Peter Smagorinsky <email@example.com> wrote:
> Interesting, such rules have been in place in public schools forever, so I'm not as shocked as those who haven't been schoolteachers might be (14 years as a high school English teacher). I also teach in a Red State (conservative, for non-Americans) where I have to be sensitive about certain things, especially offending Christians by making implicit or explicit critiques of their beliefs--something I do conscientiously, given my respect for their belief systems. It can get tricky when religion becomes discriminatory, but I've managed to stay out of trouble, mostly.
> Peter Smagorinsky
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> Department of Language and Literacy Education
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> Subject: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"
> I hope the story below does not upset you, so if you are concerned, I hereby excuse you from reading it. On the other hand, if you teach at an institution of higher learning, you might brave the text.
> take care