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surrounds the attack. I think that for something that has had such a remarkable impact on our country, those events are a major part of history and should be treated and taught as such. Michelle HessResponse to Michelle:Rome:Michelle,I’ve heard the phrase trigger warning, but had to research its implementation in colleges to truly understand what it is. Needless to say, whilst reading my mouth was agape. I’m 37-years-old, so perhaps it’s a generational thing, but I agree that this excessive molly-coddling of the youth can bear no positive effects and will only increase antisocial and other deleterious and adverse psycho-social behavior. I understand PTSD and depression and anxiety, but these things are moreprevalent in veterans, those from inner-city urban neighborhoods, and the impoverished, not the traditional college student. I would think, at least. I am speaking (typing) without researching thetopic, so could be way off base here. Sheltering and nurturing the young is obviously important, but there is a point where protection becomes hiding and one shouldn’t hide from their issues, their personal, communal, or societal problems, or their emotions. Also, we live in the safest era of human history, so do we really need safe spaces in universities? I don’t know, trigger warningsseem like ridiculous concepts that stifle diverse communication, healthy debate, and the exchange of ideas. It is important to know how to handle negative and unwanted situations that one is unable to simply run away from or cover the ears and/or eyes until it passes. People don’t censor themselves in the real world and trigger warnings won’t work in employment. Now, as far as your children not learning about the September 11 attacks in school, that is simplyunacceptable, especially for a 16-year-old. Can I ask where it is your children attend school? As in, what town or city, not which specific institution. I’m from New Jersey so went to high school there, and was already 21 when the attacks in New York occurred, so it obviously wasn’t part of my school’s curriculum. We did learn about the holocaust, the native American genocide, slavery, apartheid, and other human atrocities in history class though. In-depth and uncensored. History must be taught and said knowledge should be readily available in high, or even middle and elementary, schools. You can’t ignore or leave out whatever events in history don’t suit or upset the students, or the student’s parents whom I suspect are the real catalysts for amended or suppressed records. This is another reason college is so important! Discussion:Gillian Berger: A fallacy of personal attack is defined as an argument by attacking the opponent personally rather than dealing with the issue. We have seen this useda lot in politics in recent years. One example of this is during the 2016 election. Many people argued that Hilary Clinton should not be
elected. But rather than use her political past, her gender and physical appearance were thrown around as if it would affect her ability to be POTUS.