We explore this issue of trigger warnings — alerts signaling that a lesson may contain senstive information — in classrooms. Plus, a few weeks ago Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure that will make civics class a graduation requirement in public high schools. We’ve also got some live music from one of the many bands taking part in this’ year’s World Music Festival Chicago. And the Bears fell to the Packers in their season opener. We have a recap as well as a preview of the WNBA semi finals.
If you haven’t spent much time on a college campus in recent years, you may have missed the debate over trigger warnings, which are alerts that some professors and school administrations issue before a class, assignment, or event that’s expected to touch on a sensitive topic.
Sapphire does not shy away from difficult subjects. In The Kid, the sequel to her 1996 novel Push, she again takes up the topic of childhood sexual abuse, and what happens when institutions that are supposed to protect children fail to do so.