Argumentative Essay On Safe Space

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An “Unsafe” Safe Space It is no secret that we are living in a world where we have to be careful of everything we say or do. We constantly need to think whether our words and actions will be offensive to a specific culture, race, religion, or anything else. We do not want to exposed to anything that marginalizes some crucial parts of our identity and to maintain these values that are so important to us. That is why the University of Chicago was met with harsh criticisms from throngs of angry people when the institution announced this fall that the institution will not be offering any “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings.” That is why some readers of the New York Times wrote vehement letters to the editor after they read through Judith Shulevitz’ “In Colleges and Hiding From Scary Ideas,” which argued that safe spaces inhibit intellectual growth of university students and coddle them …show more content…
I know that this sounds incredibly ironic, considering how I am not a member of the race that is usually talked about in discussing safe spaces, I come from a relatively wealthy family, and I have not experienced anything that people would generally categorize as a “struggle.” I am not the type of person who is seen as in need of a safe space. Because I am in such a position in this society, I feel as if I cannot speak my opinions freely; I feel as if people will easily dismiss them by saying that I cannot understand because I do not belong to particular groups for whom safe spaces are usually provided for. In these moments, I want to be able to step up and courageously declare that my values and ideas matter as well. However, knowing that I can easily be seen as ignorant and offensive, I tend to remain in the sidelines and not say anything. But, doesn’t my opinion matter too? Or do I really not have the right to say anything because I am not a member of certain groups of people who can freely demand safe

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