Dr. Everett Piper, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, went after his students in an open letter, titled “This is Not a Daycare! It’s a University.”
“Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic,” the letter states. Piper continues: “Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims. Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them ‘feel bad’ about themselves, is a ‘hater,’ a ‘bigot,’ an ‘oppressor,’ and a ‘victimizer.’ “
The letter was published on the university’s website, as an open letter to the entire student body.
Its publication followed the resignation of the University of Missouri’s president last month, when students protested on campus regarding racially-sensitive issues.
Similarly, many famous comedians refuse to tour college campuses due to the PC nature of the student bodies. Comics as popular as Jerry Seinfeld, who is not often described as controversial, now avoid universities altogether.
Piper ended his letter with the below statement, encouraging students to use the institution as a platform for learning rather than remonstration:
“Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place”, but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn’t about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that’s wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that’s wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up.
This is not a day care. This is a university.”
Powerful words from a university president.
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