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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 <smago@uga.edu> 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.
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> Peter Smagorinsky 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of mike cole
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:41 PM
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> Subject: [Xmca-l] Fwd: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"
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> Subject: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"
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> 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.
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> take care
> mike
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> http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trigger-warnings-20140331,0,6700908.story#ixzz2xkhRnkSo
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