This is it! Something I’ve been trying to have happen for a long time! I’ve been critical of people on both sides of these issues only dealing with their respective echo chambers and never engaging, and I’ve wanted to be a better example for you guys for quite some time now. It has been very difficult to find the right people to have this debate. It can’t be one sided, it needs to be two people who are capable of defending their views. We’ve finally got that here, and all the credit goes to Eli and James for being willing to make this recording.
This is part 1 of a VERY lengthy 3 part debate. Each episode will be longer than a normal episode of my show. This could have easily been almost 5 parts long, but I really don’t want to alienate listeners who perhaps aren’t a huge fan of these issues, so I’ve condensed it as much as possible. If you are a patron, go to http://www.patreon.com/atheist and listen to the entire interview right now all in one file. As for what is covered, in part one the debate mainly focuses around safe spaces, but of course there’s so much to it so why try to summarize it here. Check it out!
Here are about a billion links referenced by James:
Jon Haidt’s useful summary of it: http://righteousmind.com/
Trauma Centrality and PTSD Symptoms: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.
Problems with Trigger Warnings, According to Research: https://psmag.com/hazards-
About Law School Rape Law Problems: http://www.theatlantic.com/
Chanbonpin paper about Rape Law Problems (pro-trigger warnings): http://heinonline.org/HOL/
Social Work Trigger Point Crisis: http://www.tandfonline.com/
Inside Higher Ed criticism of new culture: https://www.insidehighered.
Magna Charta Universitarium, Preamble (1988): http://www.magna-charta.org/
Purpose of Higher Ed (and problems fulfilling it, mostly how universities have painted themselves into a corner with commercial models): http://evolllution.com/
American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology on Trigger Warnings: http://www.apa.org/monitor/
Why Critics of Microagressions are Skeptical: http://www.theatlantic.com/
Shulevitz’s In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/
The New Intolerance of Student Activism: http://www.theatlantic.com/
Campuses Cannot Become One Big Safe Space: http://www.bloombergview.com/
Freedom of Individual Rights in Education summary of Yale Halloween controversy: https://www.thefire.org/yale-
Yale’s Statement of Freedom of Expression: http://yalecollege.yale.edu/
On The Right Not to Be Triggered: http://dish.andrewsullivan.
Chronicle of Higher Ed, Treatment Not Trigger Warnings: http://chronicle.com/blogs/
National Institute of Medicine, Treatment of PTSD: An Assessment of the Evidence: http://www.nap.edu/read/11955/
Is There a Research Basis for Trigger Warnings?: http://www.forensicpsychology.
American Association of University Professors statement on trigger warnings: http://www.aaup.org/report/
How Grown-Ups Deal with Microaggressions: http://www.bloombergview.com/
Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind (unequivocally a must-read): http://www.amazon.com/
Sam Harris’s Waking Up Podcast with Jon Haidt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Jon Haidt on viewpoint diversity in colleges: http://righteousmind.com/
Here are two links referenced by Eli (later on in the debate: