Tuesday, February 06, 2018

[qzjsuabg] Yale vs Chicago speech

The differing policies and philosophies between the University of Chicago versus Yale University conveniently allows naming them.

Yale-style policies: safe spaces, triggering speech forbidden or required to be labeled.

Chicago-style policies: free speech.

Both spawn weapons for devious political purpose.  In Chicago-style, the content of the speech could matter less than the political position it represents: use triggering speech to exclude certain groups.  In Yale-style, use the punishment mechanism (or threat thereof) against certain objectionable speech to exclude certain groups for whom that kind of speech forms their identity.

Which policy is good when and for what purposes?  Probably depends on the self-qi levels of the listeners.

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