Liberal Students Are Struggling with Anxiety

April 12, 2024 1 min read

Samuel J. Abrams
RealClear Education

Excerpt: Over the past few years, I have spent a considerable amount of time on college and university campuses of all sorts- from small liberal arts colleges to huge state schools – trying to understand the politics of Gen Z students.

I have met countless open-minded, curious, and pluralistic students, but I have also encountered “liberal” students who refuse to engage or listen to ideas that run counter to their own. These liberal students often hold the misguided and dangerous perspective that particular traits or identity characteristics immediately disqualify a person’s ideas, experiences, and views from being discussed and debated.

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