The Daily DeX: News, Notes, And Quotes For 05/01/2019

"I was going to write that the dark side of white privilege is that whiteness so convinces you everything should be easy that when things aren’t going your way at all you give up like a spineless and hang around Twitter wearing a clown wig and a rubber nose. But that actually sounds like the white side of white privilege."

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3rd Wave Political Correctness, iGen, And The Neoliberal University

"PC culture and free speech debates on college campuses have shifted gear. They’re no longer about Gen-Xer egalitarianism. Through an era of skyrocketing tuition PC Culture now is unironically more about “correctness” and less about politics. By “correctness” I mean that PC culture seems more about corrections and transformations of campus atmosphere and culture than it is about political engagement in the marketplace of ideas. In this way “political correctness” now is more inwardly directed on the college community itself instead of towards solving problems in the larger world beyond four years of very expensive schooling."