A college president is taking a stand against students he considers too sensitive by writing a blog post on the school's website declaring that the school "Is Not A Day Care, It's A University!"
The blog post was written last week by Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Dr. Everett Piper, who claims that students often act "victimized" and that their mindset is "self-absorbed and narcissistic."
The post explains that he was inspired after a student was recently offended by a sermon at the Bartlesville, Oklahoma, school, and complained to him about it:
It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love. In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable.
I'm not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic. 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."
Piper's screed is going viral, especially in light of the recent protests on college campuses regarding racial discrimination. He wrote the essay in order to address the "broader community," he told NBC News.
"A liberal arts academy is about learning. It's not supposed to be a place to suppress controversial ideas," Piper said. "My point was to challenge my own industry — to look my academic peers in the eye and say: 'We've caused this.'"
"We don’t believe that you have been victimized every time you feel guilty and we don’t issue 'trigger warnings' before altar calls," he wrote. "Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a 'safe place,' but rather, a place to learn."
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Piper for comment.