Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByThomas Chatterton Williams Aug. 27, 2018 THE SPLINTERING OF THE AMERICAN MIND Identity Politics, Inequality, and Community on Today’s College Campuses THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MINDHow Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure Earlier this summer, a white poet named Anders Carlson-Wee published “How-To,” in The Nation. It’s a brief verse riffing on the various performances many homeless people must undertake in order to render themselves visible to passers-by. “If you got hiv, say aids,” Carlson-Wee wrote. “If you a girl, say you’re pregnant — nobody gonna lower themselves to listen for the kick. People passing fast.” Corny, perhaps, but it’s hard not to see this as an exercise, however forced or clumsy, in empathy. A few weeks later, The Nation appended a lengthy editor’s note — longer than the work itself — to the original post, stating that the poem “contains disparaging and ableist language that has given offense and caused harm to members of several communities.” One particularly offending line read: “If you’re crippled don’t flaunt it. Let em… Read full this story
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