Who is really being coddled?

From Olufemi Taiwo and The Undercommons:

 

The most popular proposals should be understood as aiming to swell the ranks of those competent to navigate race and related issues (by experience or by other forms of education). Then, the “coddling” line of criticism against student activists relies on an argumentative strategy that conveniently shifts the goalposts for the benefit of those already most advantaged – as, effectively, do liberal defenses of the protestors that concede this framing. After all, there certainly is at least one epistemic environment among our options that artificially constricts reasoned debate, caters to the sensitivities of a sensitive few, and “coddles”: the one at work in the status quo.

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