Tag: Special Snowflakes

Robby Soave, senior editor at Reason magazine, author of 2019’s Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump, and someone who is (just) over 30, (finally) joins Young Americans to discuss whether the political activism of young people today, especially on campus, is uniquely dangerous and poised to spill out into the culture as a whole. (Also, some LOST references sneak in.)

Silicon Valley Snowflakes

 

By now you’ve heard about the memo that circulated at Google excoriating criticizing the company for its politically correct corporate culture, mindless “Diversity uber alles” policies, and intolerance for people with different opinions. To demonstrate their commitment to diversity, Google hunted down and fired him. In Silicon Valley, it would seem opinions critical of political correctness and diversity are ‘violence’ because ‘ they make people feel afraid.

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Due to the clamoring of hundreds of you, I have written this post on the topic of American Education. Well okay, it wasn’t hundreds of you. Okay it was my mom. Recent news stories and Ricochet discussions about all the little Special Snowflakes falling like a blizzard on every college campus have made me think […]

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I was headed down the subway steps at a fairly fast clip when suddenly the traffic slowed to a crawl because the girl just ahead of me decided that she may as well fish around in her purse for her phone since the girl ahead of her was already in a plodding rate of descent, […]

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Why Yale Students Aren’t Ideologically Diverse

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 8.54.07 AMThe New York Post has been giving Ed Boland a lot of press recently in advance of his soon-to-be-released book, The Battle for Room 314. The promotion began with an article headlined with typical Post subtlety, “My Year of Terror and Abuse Teaching at a NYC High School.” Reporter Maureen Callahan introduces her subject:

In 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who had spent 20 years as an executive at a nonprofit, had a midlife epiphany: He should leave his white-glove world, the galas at the Waldorf and drinks at the Yale Club, and go work with the city’s neediest children.

As I read the foregoing, another headline sprang to mind: Teacher Bludgeoned by Reality. But let’s hear Mr. Boland’s story:

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Much has been written in the past week or so about the shrieking, militant Special Snowflakes at Yale and Mizzou. Many have placed the blame for their obnoxious behavior on today’s “helicopter parenting” – and that’s certainly a big part of it. Still, this stuff is taking place at universities, which at least market themselves […]

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