NAU President Rejects Student's Request for Safe Spaces, Students Freak Out

A student at NAU was upset with an incident on campus and reached out to her professor to support the idea of safe spaces for other students. 

How can you promote safe spaces if you don’t take action in situations of injustice such as last week when we had the preacher on campus and he was promoting hate speech against marginalized students? As well as, not speaking out against racist incidents like blackface two months ago by student workers followed by no reform and no repercussions?

Dr. Rita Cheng responded explaining why she doesn't support the idea of safe spaces and it is fabulous. 

As a university professor, I’m not sure I have any support at all for safe space. I think that you as a student have to develop the skills to be successful in this world and that we need to provide you with the opportunity for discourse and debate and dialogue and academic inquiry, and I’m not sure that that is correlated with the notion of safe space as I’ve seen that.

Of course the reaction of student was to protest and asking for her to resign . Luckily she isn't going anywhere ,but did say she would happily meet with any students that want to discuss this with her. 

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