When Alexes Harris read a recent Seattle Times article about being black on a college campus, she was reminded of her undergraduate days at the UW. The sociology professor took to Twitter to share her thoughts.
At a big university like UW Seattle, political correctness can cut both ways.
Some feel that classrooms are safer when offensive language and fringe ideas are driven out. Others think that eliminating these voices, as hurtful as they can be, restricts the learning process.
Senior Lecturer Anu Taranath says it all depends on whose stories we focus on. In her Comparative History of Ideas class Re-Thinking Diversity, students hash out these ideas of power and privilege.